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Can you set aside a marriage contract when seeking dependant's relief?

By Kristine Anderson The existence of a marriage contract does not, on its own, disqualify someone from making a dependant's relief application under the Succession Law ... Read more

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Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP) explained

By Alexey Manasuev By law, every U.S. citizen and U.S. resident is required to file certain financial disclosures and U.S. income tax returns (provided certain requirements ... Read more

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Review board: oral caution for problematic advertising unreasonable

By Lonny Rosen  and  Elyse Sunshine In a  case involving a pharmacist , the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board (the Board) recognized important ... Read more

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Age 65 or older? There may be a trust for you

By Ian Hull Trusts have been around for hundreds of years, so a type that’s only been around for 17 years is still considered “new” in the trust world. Two ... Read more

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When the Office of the Children’s Lawyer goes too far

By Andrew Feldstein It is not common that we see costs awarded against the Office of the Children’s Lawyer (OCL). In this case , the judge finds that the OCL weighed ... Read more

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Estate planning for special assets

By Suzana Popovic-Montag The disposition at death of many personal assets – a home, stocks, bank deposits – is typically straightforward in terms of how they are ... Read more

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Should you consider mediation in a separation or divorce?

By Timothy N. Sullivan As with most things in law, the answer is “it depends.” Mediation is one way of resolving a dispute. It’s not the only way. It can ... Read more

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Insights into general partnerships

By Dennis Nerland Family limited partnerships offer tax benefits, lawsuit protection, and financial control. To gain a full understanding of a family limited partnership, ... Read more

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SCC ruling: mental health is fundamental

By Richard Johnson On June 2, 2017, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) rendered its unanimous ruling in this case , which drastically altered the manner in which ... Read more

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Are structured settlements considered property or income in divorces?

By Lisa Gelman The Ontario Court of Appeal  has clarified  whether a structured settlement obtained in a personal injury case is considered property or income ... Read more

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Probation secrets revealed

By Mitchell Rose For employees beginning a new role, it’s often assumed that there’s a cloud of uncertainty hovering over the earliest days of employment: ... Read more

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Limitation periods and dependant's relief claims

By Alexander Turner Following the coming into force of Ontario's Limitations Act, 2002 , litigants have had a reasonable degree of certainty that, in most cases, there is ... Read more

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WSIB rate framework modernization

By Laura Williams The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (the WSIB) approved its new rate framework in November 2016 and has recently launched a public consultation on the ... Read more

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Nothing is anonymous when it comes to email

By John De Vellis It's a common scenario in condominium corporations: during a dispute, anonymous email accounts or Facebook pages begin spreading rumours and making false ... Read more

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Back to school: tips for drivers

By Joseph Cescon  and William Harding A new school year is upon us, a very exciting time for both children and their parents. While this is a happy time of year, it ... Read more

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I am not a tax cheat and neither are our clients!

By Inga Andriessen Our firm is a professional corporation. The Canadian government has declared we are therefore tax cheats. I disagree. Many of our clients are also ... Read more

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School zone safety: education and awareness

By Salvatore Shaw and Joe Gaynor As summer finally comes to an end, children are heading back to school. It is important that they are able to do so safely. School ... Read more

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Jurisdiction for spousal support order (alimony)

By Angela Princewill When seeking an order for spousal support (alimony as it is sometimes referred to), it is important to know in what court you will be asking for the ... Read more

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Fingerprints taken as a youth – can they be used against me?

By Aliki Yorgiadis The short is answer is yes. When can they be used against you? The long answer is to look at s. 119(2)  of the  Youth Criminal Justice ... Read more

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Employment Insurance documents – understanding your ROE

By Bram Lecker  and Jordan Reiner Employment Insurance documents – your Record of Employment (ROE) In the event of a job loss, look out for your Record of ... Read more

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