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Court asked to determine if a divorce overseas is valid

By Lisa Gelman Canada recognizes marriages and divorces performed in other parts of the world. However, determining whether a couple has been properly married, or in the case ... Read more

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Fraud against seniors – can it happen in your family?

By Suzana Popovic-Montag By now, many of you have had a phone call from the “Canada Revenue Agency” informing you that you owe money, or that a lawsuit or ... Read more

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Can income be imputed where a payor spouse is in jail?

By Lisa Gelman An Ontario court  recently explored  whether interim child support should be ordered when the payor spouse was incarcerated on the basis of imputing ... Read more

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New employer-friendly legislation on the horizon

By Laura Williams Since its election this summer, Ontario’s Progressive Conservative government has been busy reforming Ontario’s labour and employment laws to ... Read more

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Child support for university kids

By Marcus Sixta For a variety of reasons, many studies have shown that children today require more and more education to become self-sustaining. This means that children ... Read more

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What are the duties of an executor?

By Lisa Laredo Being appointed executor of an estate is a big job. While the official definition of the role sounds fairly straight-forward — gather up the estate ... Read more

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Six tips to overcome the legal bully in your divorce

By Angela Princewill Legal bullies come in a variety of forms. The most popular ones take advantage of the legal system, try to control/intimidate you by using the system ... Read more

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Balancing the risks and benefits: spectator sporting injuries

By Dale Orlando and Taraneh Etemadi The start of a new year is an exciting time for sports fans as the national sports teams up the ante with the NFL playoffs ... Read more

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Common law v. marriage: legal relationships that sneak up on you

By Timothy N. Sullivan “Love and marriage go together like a horse and carriage…” When’s the last time you’ve seen a horse or been in a ... Read more

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Keep your children safe on the slopes

By Salvatore Shaw and Courtney Stewart One of the best things about Canadian winters is all the winter activities we can enjoy once the snow starts falling ... Read more

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The Ontario Human Rights Code – a primer

By Christopher Achkar The Ontario  Human Rights Code  (the Code ) is intricate legislation which, after being passed in 1962, has protected provincially-regulated ... Read more

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Health law collisions: immigration law

By Kate Dewhirst Health law is a discipline that focuses on the legal issues in health care, on representing the interests of recipients of health services or health care ... Read more

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Jury duty and leave of absence

By Stuart Rudner Like it or not, as a Canadian citizen, you are expected to serve jury duty when summoned by your jurisdiction’s courthouse. And as an employer, some of ... Read more

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Ride sharing and sexual assaults: protections for women in Ontario

By Alison Burrison In today’s society, rideshare companies offer an affordable and easy way to get to your destination; but who really is the person behind the wheel ... Read more

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Was your disability claim denied because you applied too late?

By Nainesh Kotak Most short-term disability and long-term disability insurance policies will contain clauses that set our when your claim for disability benefits must be ... Read more

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What is ‘discovery’ and how do I prepare for it? (Part I)

By Anton Katz Discovery is the process whereby all of the parties exchange relevant information and evidence relating to a civil lawsuit in preparation for trial. This ... Read more

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Two habitual residences: determining jurisdiction

By Andrew Feldstein A  child custody case  involving two habitual residences across borders recently caught the attention of family lawyers far and wide. The mother ... Read more

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The duty of an insurance broker to offer additional coverage

By John McLeish and Courtney Stewart Benefits available to injured Ontario drivers have been dramatically decreased in the past decade. Many Ontario drivers do not ... Read more

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HPARB decision holds valuable lessons for dentists

By Elyse Sunshine and Lonny Rosen A recent decision  of the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board (the Board) confirming a decision by the ... Read more

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Do you have gems or junk in your house?

By Ian Hull How much are your non-financial assets worth? If you’re planning your estate, it’s an important consideration, especially if you plan to make specific ... Read more

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