Family

Save time for a foreign divorce opinion letter

Ontario residents hoping to marry after a divorce abroad need to leave enough time to obtain a foreign divorce opinion letter, says Toronto family lawyer Usman Sadiq.

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Fellow resident charged in death of 94-year-old woman

NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE, Ont. — A 74-year-old man has been charged in the death of a 94-year-old woman in southwestern Ontario. Read more

Criminal Law

Benefit of U.S. border crackdown on marijuana questionable

“Absurd” U.S. federal cannabis policies are in the spotlight again as Canadians are reportedly being barred from the United States for admitting to long-past marijuana ... Read more

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The ‘better safe than sorry’ approach to fraud investigation

The ideal approach to forensic accounting is to minimize the risk of fraud before it happens, or identify it as soon as possible, says forensic accountant and chartered business ... Read more

Real Estate

Condos can impose reasonable pet bans: Mackey

Condo corporations may lawfully ban pets in certain circumstances, says Toronto condominium and commercial litigator Megan Mackey. Read more

What happens in a divorce if one parent is an alcoholic?

By Steven Benmor There are many different reasons why people separate. One of the top reasons is alcoholism. In cases where one spouse is suffering from alcoholism, also known as Alcohol Use ... Read more

Estates & Wills & Trusts

Social media evidence in estates litigation

By Ian Hull For those who are about to enter, or are in the very midst of, a long and arduous legal dispute, beware the ineffaceable nature of social media activity. Read more

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Real Estate

Loeb: Tarion needs to require more standard-form agreements

Tarion Warranty Corp.’s recent efforts to provide more consumer information on the risks of pre-construction condominium purchases don’t go far enough, and the new home ... Read more

Regulatory

Pharmacist disciplined for snooping in private records

Regulated professionals who access health records for personal reasons are abusing their privilege and could receive disciplinary action, says Burlington compliance lawyer Cathi ... Read more

Estates & Wills & Trusts

Make-A-Will-Month a great excuse to get estate in order

November is the Ontario Bar Association’s (OBA) Make-a-Will Month, and Toronto wills and estates lawyer Lisa Laredo says there’s no better time to act for those without ... Read more

Criminal Law

Police investigating own alleged misconduct ‘offensive’

Reports of years-long delays in investigating allegations of criminal behaviour by Quebec police against Indigenous people should be concerning to all Canadians, as they point to ... Read more

Personal Injury

Money can’t compensate for death of loved one: Grillo

TORONTO — A fatal boat crash on an Ontario lake this summer has prompted a wrongful death lawsuit against celebrity businessman Kevin O'Leary and his wife Linda O'Leary, who ... Read more

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Informed consent at the heart of most medical procedures

The threshold for obtaining a patient’s informed consent varies depending on the nature of the medical procedure performed, says Toronto orthopedic spine and trauma surgeon ... Read more

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Do a solid for charity, cue up team for Billiards with the Bar

Toronto Lawyers Association (TLA) executive director Joan Rataic-Lang is hoping those in the legal profession will take the cue and sign up for Billiards with the Bar: Chalk One Up ... Read more

Estates & Wills & Trusts

Do you need a ‘pet-nup’?

Owning an animal is a privilege and responsibility, so owners need to make arrangements for their pet’s care in wills and possibly even in prenuptial agreements, says ... Read more

Personal Injury

Challenge of running your own firm worth the reward: Gosai

Women “shouldn’t be afraid to play by their own rules” when it comes to opening their own law firm, says Brampton personal injury lawyer Nital Gosai. Read more

Family

Seek informed divorce advice when dealing with autism issues

Child support, custody, and access issues arising in a divorce become more complicated when a child of the marriage is on the autistic spectrum, says Mississauga family lawyer ... Read more

Family

Divorced parents: kids are the priority when holiday planning

Holiday planning is essential, especially when it comes to reaching a time-sharing agreement for children after a divorce, says Toronto family lawyer and divorce recovery coach ... Read more

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