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Separated spouses who pay child support are often surprised by the short shrift family lawyers give them when they ask why there is such strict adherence to the "table" child support calculated
Devry Smith Frank LLP
There is more to marriage than just a party with a DJ and catered food. Getting married is a serious legal undertaking which involves significant financial consequences.
Miller Thomson LLP
The testator died testate, having made his last will July 29, 2015, approximately one month prior to his death.
Clark Wilson LLP
In a decision handed down this week, the Court of Appeal attempted to clarify a question that has frustrated family law practitioners and clients alike
Torkin Manes LLP
Wills and contracts can be challenged in a myriad of circumstances, including if there was fraud, duress or undue influence. Recently, a Saskatchewan case caught my eye
Torkin Manes LLP
Lawyers often say that estate litigation is like "family law with dead people" because, in both disciplines, emotions tend to run high.
Blaney McMurtry LLP
Following are this week's summaries of the civil decisions of the Court of Appeal for Ontario.
Miller Thomson LLP
Voice of the Child Reports are a relatively recent development in the growing trend to recognize and incorporate children's voices into matters that affect them.
O'Sullivan Estate Lawyers LLP
The family landscape is changing with increases in blended families, matrimonial breakdown and cohabiting.
O'Sullivan Estate Lawyers LLP
One of the most important aspects of estate planning for families is ensuring that everyone who is considered to be part of the family is able to share in the family wealth after death.
Blaney McMurtry LLP
In Dermann v. Baker, 2019 ONCA 584, the Court considered the qualifying of certain witnesses as experts for the purposes of r. 53.03 of the Rules of Civil Procedure
Watson Goepel LLP
Separation and divorce are hard enough on you kids.
Torkin Manes LLP
It's rare that a relationship breakdown comes as a complete surprise. In fact, in hindsight, most spouses have a Spidey sense about their pending breakup. Here are some early warning signs
Torkin Manes LLP
For many family law lawyers, a cocktail party can become a hotbed for questions rooted in "what if" and "I'm asking for a friend." For the curious party-goer, the topics inevitably focus on the
Torkin Manes LLP
Laurie Pawlitza of our Family Law Group breaks down the biggest mistakes people make when separating. Hint: there's little be gained by being vindictive.
Blaney McMurtry LLP
The key decision of the week was Reference re Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act, in which the Court found the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act (the "Act") to be constitutional
Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP
Guardians" are more than space heroes that save the galaxy: they save your minor children from becoming wards of the government. In the estate planning context, a guardian is the person you appoint to make day-to-day...
Torkin Manes LLP
As you might imagine, a marriage contract — an agreement that says what will happen in the event that you separate — is rarely seen as a romantic gesture.
Dentons
When it comes to claims brought by family members pursuant to s. 61 of the FLA, the latest word from an Ontario court indicates that the two year limitation period applies to those claims as separate causes of action.
Torkin Manes LLP
Self-represented litigants are typically able to expect some flexibility from the judicial process, but there are risks when they try to manage a case without a lawyer
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Topics covered included another decision in the ongoing Residential School Settlement saga (procedural fairness), family law (unequal division of property and striking pleadings for failure to comply with disclosure order)
Blaney McMurtry LLP
In Hughes v. Liquor Control Board of Ontario, the Court affirmed a motion judge's dismissal of a proposed class action against the LCBO stemming from an agreement between the LCBO and Brewer's
Blaney McMurtry LLP
In Dermann v. Baker, 2019 ONCA 584, the Court considered the qualifying of certain witnesses as experts for the purposes of r. 53.03 of the Rules of Civil Procedure
Watson Goepel LLP
Separation and divorce are hard enough on you kids.
Blaney McMurtry LLP
Following are this week's summaries of the civil decisions of the Court of Appeal for Ontario.
Torkin Manes LLP
Separated spouses who pay child support are often surprised by the short shrift family lawyers give them when they ask why there is such strict adherence to the "table" child support calculated
Clark Wilson LLP
In a decision handed down this week, the Court of Appeal attempted to clarify a question that has frustrated family law practitioners and clients alike
Torkin Manes LLP
It's rare that a relationship breakdown comes as a complete surprise. In fact, in hindsight, most spouses have a Spidey sense about their pending breakup. Here are some early warning signs
Torkin Manes LLP
Lawyers often say that estate litigation is like "family law with dead people" because, in both disciplines, emotions tend to run high.
Torkin Manes LLP
Wills and contracts can be challenged in a myriad of circumstances, including if there was fraud, duress or undue influence. Recently, a Saskatchewan case caught my eye
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