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Can my child decide which parent they want to live with?

By Marcus Sixta When parents are in the process of divorce or separation, sometimes children may express a desire to live with one parent over another. If this occurs in a ... Read more

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The Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act

By Joseph Neuberger According to the Government of Canada, the increasing number of overdoses and deaths caused by opioids has become a national public health crisis. In an ... Read more

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Paralegals versus criminal defence lawyers in Ottawa

By Céline Dostaler When charged with a criminal offence some individuals believe that they can defend themselves in court, but once they realize the difficulty of ... Read more

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Reviewing a severance package: what to expect

By Doug MacLeod You have just been terminated. You have been given a week or so to accept a severance package but you don’t know if it is fair. That is where we come ... Read more

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Why you should consider a marriage contract

By Jennifer Samara Shuber Couples might be hesitant about entering marriage contracts out of fear that a contract pre-supposes the demise of a relationship. I prefer to ... Read more

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Fired while ill?

By Bram Lecker and Simon Pelsmakher For most of us, a secure job is one of the most important pillars in our life. It is a mainstay to financial security. Our employment laws ... Read more

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Bill 174 (the Cannabis Act) — marijuana at the workplace

By Christopher Achkar The topic of marijuana at the workplace is of particular importance nowadays. On July 1, 2018, the Canadian government plans to introduce an ... Read more

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The impact of arrest on a young person's future

By John Navarrete “Good habits formed at youth make all the difference” – Aristotle Even over two thousand years later, Aristotle’s words ring ... Read more

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What will you do for long-term care?

By Suzana Popovic-Montag One of the challenges with demographic trends is that they tend to fly under the radar until they are suddenly upon us. Ensuring there is adequate ... Read more

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Imputing income — intentional underemployment

By Andrew Feldstein In this case , the parties began living together in 2000, married in 2002. The parties have two children together. The parties separated, with ... Read more

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Five reasons you need a power of attorney for property

By Lisa Laredo Power of attorney (POA) documents are incredibly important. Without them, should you no longer be mentally or physically capable of making decisions on your ... Read more

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What are your rights when you are detained or arrested: Pt. 2

By Joseph Neuberger If you have been arrested or detained by the police, it can be difficult to know where you stand. Especially for individuals with no previous history of ... Read more

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The 10 questions you must ask before hiring a divorce lawyer

By Steven Benmor Not all lawyers are equal. Like with any professional service, there are those who are excellent in their field in those who are not. Managing a ... Read more

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Court orders wide financial disclosure in dismissal case

By Barry B. Fisher In this case , the master had a situation where the dispute centred around the basis for how the employer could alter the plaintiff’s commission ... Read more

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Juries? Bah: Strigberger

By Marcel Strigberger A story surfaced recently about jurors in some cases consulting the internet to study information about the case, which info never formed part ... Read more

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Are you facing professional misconduct charges as an accountant?

By John Navarrete As an accountant in Ontario, you would not have been where you are without investing substantial resources into gaining the qualifications necessary to ... Read more

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Government reverses Bill 148 public holiday pay changes

By Laura Williams On May 7, 2018, the Ontario government passed a new regulation under the  Employment Standards Act, 2000  (the ESA) that will reverse the changes ... Read more

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Hockey fights are way down. Estate fights? Not so much

By Ian Hull Have you watched an NHL game recently? If you have, you may have noticed a significant change in one high-profile aspect of the game: fighting. It’s ... Read more

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The two uses of examination for discovery evidence at trial

By John McLeish  and Joe Gaynor In part one of this series , the goals of examination for discovery were discussed. This article will focus on the two uses of ... Read more

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Paper health records can cause serious privacy issues: report

By Kate Dewhirst A  new Canadian study  published in the American Medical Association journal  JAMA  found that hospitals have a serious issue when ... Read more

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