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What colour is my unicorn?

By Marcel Strigberger Where are the manatees? I don’t see them. I like animals and so when I travel I jump at the opportunity to visit animals indigenous to the ... Read more

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When back to school and divorce occur together

By Steven Benmor As the summer is beginning to wind down, a new school year is just about to begin. For many, this is a stressful time of the year. For families ... Read more

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Home insurance – what you should know

By Dale Orlando  and Courtney Stewart Home insurance is one of the most important things you can purchase as a homeowner. While there is no law in Ontario that requires ... Read more

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The IRS is ending OVDP in Sept. 2018 — here are four alternatives

By Alexey Manasuev In March 2018, the IRS made an announcement of titanic proportions. It will be ending the  Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP) ... Read more

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Aretha Franklin died without an estate plan

By Charles Ticker Aretha Franklin passed away on August 16, 2018. A  recent story  online about her death suggests that she died without a will or a trust. This ... Read more

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Why I mediate: Shuber

By Jennifer Samara Shuber People often ask me why I believe in mediation. Why I mediate. I believe in mediation because, in many cases, it is a superior process to litigation ... Read more

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Adult adoption – is parental consent and notice required?

By Andrew Feldstein This case looked at the issue of whether parental consent is required and whether the biological parent is entitled to notice and to be served with the ... Read more

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When Ontario courts can decide custody and access matters

By Lisa Gelman The Ontario Court of Appeal  recently decided  a case where the mother, who had unilaterally taken the parties’ children from Nigeria to ... Read more

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Back to safety: keeping kids safe on the way to school

By John McLeish  and Nicole Fielding Parents! It is the most wonderful time of the year! Back to school season has everyone thinking about new teachers, school ... Read more

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Court weighs in on scope of release and settlement documentation

By Laura Williams In a recent decision, the Superior Court of Justice weighed in on the scope of release and settlement documentation as it pertains to workplace sexual ... Read more

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Substantial indemnity costs ordered against estate trustees

By Ian Hull This case  was a dispute between three siblings over a $30,000 painting. The three siblings were beneficiaries and estate trustees of their late ... Read more

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Misclassifying contract workers

By Bram Lecker and Kimberley Sebag When  Bill 148, Ontario’s Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017  became law in January 2018, reforms to our ... Read more

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Four lessons I learned as an undercover patient

By Kate Dewhirst Ok. I wasn’t really undercover. But I was a patient. I spent five days in hospital recently for a surgical procedure. I’m sore ... Read more

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Getting divorced? How to prepare for a meeting with a family lawyer

By Steven Benmor The decision to get a divorce is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. A divorce impacts nearly every part of your life: your marriage, ... Read more

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Five tips for choosing a legal answering service

By Tom Ball As a legal professional, you know firsthand  how challenging  it can be to create any kind of a work-life balance. You want to be able to help your ... Read more

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Taking client privacy seriously

By Inga Andriessen Another day, another data breach by hackers targeting a large company – that’s how it feels anyway, am I right? No one wants the hassle of ... Read more

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Spousal support/alimony: what is it and how do I get it?

By Marcus Sixta There is a lot of misinformation out there about  spousal support , or alimony, as we have come to know it due to the influence of American TV. Spousal ... Read more

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Child custody reform — Bill C-78 federal government divorce reform: Part 2

By Gene C. Colman In  Part 1 , I applauded the positive measures in this new government initiative - Bill C-78. Unfortunately, there are a number of serious ... Read more

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The danger of household fire products

By John McLeish Household fire products are used in homes and backyards across Ontario for cooking or and for lighting, both indoors and out. This summer, many Ontarians will ... Read more

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Let’s play ball – assume the position

By Marcel Strigberger The greatest job in the world is to be a police officer. Specifically, I am referring to the cops who serve at sporting events and enjoy the game ... Read more

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