Mondaq Canada: Family and Matrimonial
Torkin Manes LLP
Laurie Pawlitza, a partner in the family law group at Toronto firm Torkin Manes LLP, characterizes C-78 as a successful catch-up effort by the federal government.
O'Sullivan Estate Lawyers LLP
Who is a "millennial?" A common perception is that millennials are a loosely defined group of people born between approximately 1981 to 1996, some of whom have garnered a notorious reputation...
Miller Thomson LLP
Undue influence is a troubling issue in estate planning as it is not always apparent to even the most experienced of lawyers when taking instructions from clients
Miller Thomson LLP
An ailing parent in the final days of her life wants to give an investment account to her children.
Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP
On September 28, 2017, the Supreme Court of Canada denied leave to appeal in McDonald v McDonald, 2017 BCCA 255, in which the B.C. Court of Appeal held that the unpaid labour of children in a family setting...
Torkin Manes LLP
"Cases that deal with very high incomes test the outer limits of our thinking about spousal support," said the trial judge in the 2016 case of Halliwell v Halliwell after a two and a half week trial.
Minden Gross LLP
And I'll finish off with a summary of why setting up a trust is worthwhile in the first place.
Minden Gross LLP
While discretionary family trusts have come to be associated only with the very wealthy, they can be a useful estate and tax planning tool for every family.
O'Sullivan Estate Lawyers LLP
Digital assets are different from tangible property that traditionally comprises an estate.
Torkin Manes LLP
In what is believed to be a legal first in Canada, a court in Newfoundland and Labrador has recognized three unmarried adults as the legal parents of a child born within their "polyamorous" family.
Torkin Manes LLP
When it comes time to sort out the issues arising from the breakdown of a marriage, the precise date a couple separates can have significant ramifications
Torkin Manes LLP
Family law disputes are often lengthy and emotionally wrought, making the individuals involved eager to get them over with.
Dentons
Doris Bonora is the lead of Dentons' Trust, Estates and Wealth Preservation group in Canada, and while she has been in practice for over 30 years, she remains on the cutting edge...
Dale & Lessmann LLP
It is said that in this world, nothing is certain but death and taxes. Modern estate planning aims to assist individuals to navigate both of these unpleasant certainties.
Torkin Manes LLP
Over the years, monied spouses who do not have the protection of a marriage contract have tried numerous strategies to evade the long arm of family law legislation, with varying degrees of success.
Clark Wilson LLP
Upon the breakdown of a spousal relationship, dividing property between the two spouses is often a contentious issue.
McLennan Ross LLP
For many individuals in Alberta, living in a relationship of interdependence (a common law relationship) without the benefit of marriage is a choice
Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP
In the fairly recent appellate court decision, Society of Notaries Public of British Columbia v. Law Society of British Columbia, 2017 BCCA 448, BC's highest court was faced with the question
Miller Thomson LLP
In Ontario, after the death of a married spouse, the surviving spouse has a choice to make. He or she must decide within six months of the death of the spouse whether he or she wishes...
O'Sullivan Estate Lawyers LLP
Owners of cottages or vacation homes often have concerns and worries hen it comes to succession issues. Alleviating or minimizing these concerns requires a review of three main types...
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In Atos IT Solutions v Sapient Canada Inc., the Court confirmed that the "minimum performance principle" places a common law limit on expectation damages for breach of contract.
Aird & Berlis LLP
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Field LLP
Alberta Courts have been busy on the topic of costs in estate litigation in the past few months
Field LLP
Perhaps encouraged by the recent decision in Marasse Estate, we have another recent case from the Alberta Court of Queen's Bench addressing an estate's ability to claim spousal support...
Blaney McMurtry LLP
The following are our summaries of this week's civil decisions of the Ontario Court of Appeal.
Blaney McMurtry LLP
Following are the summaries of this week's civil decisions of the Court of Appeal of Ontario.
Field LLP
The controversy surrounding his death continues to garner media attention to this day and is perhaps best left to be explored in that forum.
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
Welcome to the 21st issue of the Blakes Pensions Newsletter.
Torkin Manes LLP
"Cases that deal with very high incomes test the outer limits of our thinking about spousal support," said the trial judge in the 2016 case of Halliwell v Halliwell after a two and a half week trial.
Minden Gross LLP
And I'll finish off with a summary of why setting up a trust is worthwhile in the first place.
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