By Steven Benmor
Although the family cottage is a valuable asset, it is also an emotional topic. For many families, the cottage is where the family came together, celebrated happy moments and bonded as a unit. So when spouses face divorce, it is not uncommon for questions to arise regarding ownership and use of the cottage.
By Laura Williams
The doctrine of frustration of contract is one which many employers struggle with when it comes to determining whether or not they are justified in ending an employment relationship.
By Michael Gleeson
When procuring goods our clients are sometimes faced with purchasing a good through a third party distributor rather than directly from the manufacturer of the good. An indirect purchase through a distributor can be problematic from a contractual perspective if the distributor is not willing to take full responsibility for all aspects of providing the relevant good (e.g., the delivery, performance, installation, and maintenance of the good, as applicable).
By Salvatore Shaw and Brandon Pedersen
Three friends go to a bar one night and drink to the point of intoxication. The bartender continuously serves them alcohol, even after noticing their intoxicated states.
By Deepa Tailor
Wondering how a recent divorce may impact your income? If you’re a high-income earner, your separation agreement may require you to pay out spousal support or financial support to your spouse after a separation or divorce.
By Angela Princewill
In 1996, the federal government presented the Federal Child Support Guidelines (the “guidelines.”) The reason for the guidelines was to advance consistency and fairness in the payment of child support.
By Lisa Gelman
Back in April, we looked at a case where the courts refused to overturn a separation agreement entered into by two parents. Another recent decision, this time from the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, highlights just how important it is to carefully consider the details and implications of a separation agreement before signing it.
By David M. Smith
In researching common errors in will drafting, we recently stumbled (as one often does through research) on the following question: In the case of mutual wills, what happens in the event of remarriage?
By Mackenzie Irwin
On June 17, 2019 Canadian Finance Minister Bill Morneau released draft legislation that proposes changes impacting the preferential tax treatment of employee stock options.
By Andrew Feldstein
In this case, the court was tasked with determining the payor spouse’s income for spousal and child support purposes. This case was contentious because the payor’s income was highly irregular and there was a large difference in the amount of regular base income vs. dividend/bonus payment