Mondaq Canada: Family and Matrimonial
Dale & Lessmann LLP
An executor is entitled to receive compensation from the estate for his or her efforts in the administration of the estate.
The Ross Firm
Ontario's parentage laws haven't budged for almost 40 years - way back in 1978. Come January 1st, parents, whether straight or LGBTQ@+, will have an easier time gaining legal recognition as parents.
WeirFoulds LLP
In February 2016, we wrote about the Cy and Ruby's Act (Parental Recognition), 2015, which proposed a number of amendments to statutes dealing with parental recognition.
Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP
In a Will, the executor appointment is one of the most carefully-considered decisions of the will-maker. It is a position of significant trust and responsibility.
The Ross Firm
We don't often think of children needing a lawyer, but Ontario is one of three provinces in Canada to recognize that sometimes, kids can definitely use a helping legal hand.
Torkin Manes LLP
Over the past 15 years, mediation- arbitration (or "med-arb") has grown into a popular method of resolving family law disputes.
Lerners
After separation, married people are obligated to account to one another for their respective increases in net worth from the date of marriage to the date of final separation, known as the valuation date.
McLennan Ross LLP
If you are in a second marriage or second relationship, your estate planning documents should reflect that.
Green and Spiegel LLP
Many in the LGBTQ community are understandably worried about the future of gay rights in the wake of Donald Trump's victory in the presidential election.
Minden Gross LLP
From time to time, a person will take it upon themselves to hold and administer property for the benefit of another, without having been formally appointed as a trustee.
The Ross Firm
On behalf of Jenn McMillan of The Ross Firm Professional Corporation posted in Family/Matrimonial Law on Thursday, November 10, 2016.
The Ross Firm
Go back even a quarter century. That's when marriage agreements (aka "prenups") were typically perceived as exotic, complex legal documents used only by the rich and famous.
Prévost Fortin D'Aoust Attorneys
Certain couples after spending years trying unsuccessfully to have a child, will eventually have recourse to a surrogate—often a friend—to help them fulfill their dream.
The Ross Firm
Financial shenanigans during divorce are not atypical, especially where property division is at stake.
Dale & Lessmann LLP
On September 29, 2016, Bill 28: All Families Are Equal Act (Parentage and Related Registrations Statute Law Amendment), 2016, was introduced in the Ontario legislature.
Minden Gross LLP
High net worth families often use family trusts for estate and succession planning. But because they are deemed to have sold all of their assets on each 21st anniversary, family trusts in effect have a tax life span of only 21 years.
McLennan Ross LLP
Parents and guardians of minors or adults with disabilities have extra considerations when developing their estate plans.
The Ross Firm
Federal Child Support Guidelines provide a bare basics framework for determining how separating parents will split the financial responsibility and cover the costs of raising their children.
Schnurr Kirsh Schnurr Oelbaum Tator LLP
When meeting with a lawyer to discuss estate planning, most often the client will consider the dispositions of his/her real property, personal possessions, business interests, and other investments.
The Ross Firm
In Ontario, court-ordered child and spousal support payments are enforced by the Family Responsibility Office. The mandate of this provincial watchdog is to collect payments and distribute them...
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McLennan Ross LLP
If you are in a second marriage or second relationship, your estate planning documents should reflect that.
McLennan Ross LLP
Your will enables you to determine the beneficiaries of the property in your estate.
Green and Spiegel LLP
Many in the LGBTQ community are understandably worried about the future of gay rights in the wake of Donald Trump's victory in the presidential election.
Minden Gross LLP
Looking to found a family business dynasty? Here's a sobering statistic: Only about 10% of family-owned businesses make it past the third generation.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Can one owner of a joint bank account withdraw all of the funds for their own purposes? Does the other joint accountholder have any right to claim against the withdrawn funds?
McLennan Ross LLP
Every spring day brings us closer to warm summer afternoons, perfect for lounging on the deck or at the lake with a cold beverage and our favorite reading material.
Minden Gross LLP
For high net worth individuals and families, taxes resulting from the disposition of an estate can be onerous and can impede a smooth transition of a business to the next generation.
Miller Thomson LLP
In Becker v. Becker, the Supreme Court of British Columbia considered whether a testator who had been hospitalized with an inoperable brain tumour had the requisite testamentary capacity...
Crowe Soberman LLP
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