Patrick J. Aulis

Patrick J. Aulis
FIRM:
Aulis Law Firm Professional Corporation and North York Mediation
POSITION:
Founder, General Practice Lawyer, Mediator
AREAS OF PRACTICE:
Estates & Wills & Trusts, Family, Mediation, Real Estate
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Patrick Aulis is a general practice lawyer and founder of Aulis Law Firm Professional Corporation in Toronto.

After graduating from Bishop’s University with a Bachelor of Arts in history and English, Mr. Aulis went on to earn a Bachelor of Laws from York University’s Osgoode Hall Law School in 2002. He was called to the Ontario Bar in 2003.

Mr. Aulis focuses on commercial and residential real estate, including condominium purchase and sales and residential life leases; family litigation, including child custody, divorce, separation, and property distribution; family law mediation; commercial and civil litigation; estate law, including wills and powers of attorney; wrongful dismissal claims; and personal injury.

Mr. Aulis has appeared in courts in Toronto, Newmarket, Oshawa, and Brampton.

Patrick J. Aulis Posts

Keep tabs on shifts in tax law for estate planning: Aulis

When it comes to estate planning, the idea is to make sure as much of your wealth stays with your beneficiaries instead of the tax collector, so it’s vital to stay on top of changes in this area of the law, says Toronto trusts and estates lawyer Patrick Aulis. Read more

Change in family situations can trigger need for new will

Families grow and change over time and when life events such as remarriage or the birth of new grandchildren occur, it might be time to revisit your will, says Toronto trusts and estates lawyer Patrick Aulis. Read more

Changes to asset value may create unintended will inequities

It’s important to periodically track changes in value when bequeathing specific assets to individuals in your will, says Toronto trusts and estates lawyer Patrick J. Aulis. Read more

Power of attorney a ‘powerful and dangerous’ document: Aulis

Lawyers and their clients must tread carefully when drafting and implementing a power of attorney (POA), says Toronto trusts and estates lawyer Patrick J. Aulis. Read more

Divorce Act changes put best interests of children first

Canada’s federal Divorce Act reforms are a step in the right direction, Toronto family lawyer and mediator Patrick J. Aulis tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Longer lives means more complex estate plans for women

Longer life expectancies give female spouses more reasons to get their estate plans in order, Toronto trusts and estates lawyer Patrick J. Aulis tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

New decision offers hope to multiple will holders

Multiple will holders have new hope that their testamentary documents will be upheld after a Superior Court judge went against a colleague’s decision by granting a certificate of appointment, Toronto trusts and estates lawyer Patrick J. Aulis tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

OCA ruling underscores the need for documentation in gifts, loans

Toronto family lawyer and mediator Patrick Aulis warns that family members need to keep records when money changes hands for a mortgage, as too often disagreements lead to litigation. Read more

Financial disclosure and the cost of high-conflict divorce

A complex family law dispute — in which the Indigenous ex-partners even contradict each other on whether they cohabitated — could drag through the courts for years, says Toronto family lawyer and mediator Patrick Aulis. Read more

Children’s interests first: Divorce Act amendments

Proposed changes to the Divorce Act that aim to make the process less confrontational are a step in the right direction, Toronto family lawyer and mediator Patrick Aulis tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

'Buyer beware' when purchasing dream home: Aulis

Homebuyers must heed the old adage of "buyer beware" to avoid pitfalls when making that major purchase, says Toronto general practice lawyer Patrick J. Aulis. Read more

Estate talk awkward but necessary: Aulis

Broaching the “estate talk" with a reluctant older family member is awkward but necessary for younger relatives, Toronto trusts and estates lawyer Patrick J. Aulis tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Five signs your divorce is best suited to mediation

Some family law disputes are so contentious that they need to be resolved using the litigation process, but many others are better suited to mediation, Toronto family lawyer and mediator Patrick Aulis tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Protecting your real estate asset

Title insurance and a real property report both offer homebuyers protection, but one is not a substitute for the other, Toronto real estate lawyer Patrick J. Aulis tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Deal with digital assets in your will

Testators need to turn their minds to their digital assets just as much as their physical ones, Toronto trusts and estates lawyer Patrick J. Aulis tells AdvocateDaliy.com. Read more