Mondaq Canada: Family and Matrimonial
Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP
Notable changes are expected to be coming to the federal Divorce Act in the form of Bill C-78, which was introduced in the House of Commons on May 22, 2018.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
The case of M.R.R. v J.M., 2017 ONSC 2655 has given us a first glance at how the courts may be expected to interpret the changes to the CLRA resulting from the All Families Are Equal Act...
Devry Smith Frank LLP
On May 22, 2018, the federal government introduced Bill C-78, An Act to Amend the Divorce Act, the Family Orders and Agreements Enforcement Assistance Act and the Garnishment, Attachment...
McLennan Ross LLP
The recent decision from the Saskatchewan Court of Klassen v. Wiers Estate is illustrative of the fact-specific analysis a court will undertake when determining whether a testator ...
Clark Wilson LLP
Today in Ottawa, Federal Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould introduced a bill that would see significant changes to Canada's Divorce Act.
O'Sullivan Estate Lawyers LLP
Millennials are a loosely defined group of people (those born approximately between 1981 to 2001) who are now beginning to enter the workforce and acquire their own assets.
O'Sullivan Estate Lawyers LLP
Parents frequently provide help out of the goodness of their hearts without considering the impact this may have at a later date.
Torkin Manes LLP
It is not unusual for one spouse to move out during a separation, leaving the other spouse in the home. The one staying in the home might even live there for several years until the property issues are settled.
Devry Smith Frank LLP
The loss of a loved one can be a devastating and overwhelming experience.
O'Sullivan Estate Lawyers LLP
The Tax Act reduces personal tax rates.
O'Sullivan Estate Lawyers LLP
On May 4, 2018, we celebrate our firm's 20th anniversary. I thought it would be fitting as well as helpful to reflect on one of the most challenging questions in family succession: whether children should be treated equally.
Torkin Manes LLP
Family law disputes are usually disputes between former spouses. But doubtless to the chagrin of a spouse's new partner, that new partner can sometimes be dragged to the proceedings, as the recent case of Politis v. Politis demonstrated.
O'Sullivan Estate Lawyers LLP
If you own a cottage or vacation home, your personal, emotional and financial commitment to it is often very significant.
O'Sullivan Estate Lawyers LLP
In our Advisory "Estate Administration Basics", we discuss general issues which often arise in the administration of an estate in Ontario.
Pallett Valo LLP
In 2017, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice held that a grandchild born out of wedlock was not entitled to share in his late grandmother's estate because he did not fall within the definition...
Tapper Cuddy LLP
After a person's death, their estate can usually be administered without much contention on the basis of the Will, and by seeking a Grant of Probate from the Court.
Lerners
In Ontario, the Court has recently emphasized that a cultural shift is necessary in Will challenges to prevent disgruntled relatives who are excluded from an Estate being able to force the Estate ...
O'Sullivan Estate Lawyers LLP
One could argue that the Government should do more by hiring additional people to care for those who have no one to help them.
Torkin Manes LLP
After a separation, changes in a couple's finances often result in a change in their tax situation.
Devry Smith Frank LLP
A passing of accounts is essentially an estate audit.
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Blaney McMurtry LLP
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.
O'Sullivan Estate Lawyers LLP
The Tax Act reduces personal tax rates.
Tapper Cuddy LLP
After a person's death, their estate can usually be administered without much contention on the basis of the Will, and by seeking a Grant of Probate from the Court.
Blaney McMurtry LLP
Following are summaries of this week's civil decisions of the Court of Appeal for Ontario. There were some interesting decisions.
O'Sullivan Estate Lawyers LLP
In our Advisory "Estate Administration Basics", we discuss general issues which often arise in the administration of an estate in Ontario.
O'Sullivan Estate Lawyers LLP
If you own a cottage or vacation home, your personal, emotional and financial commitment to it is often very significant.
O'Sullivan Estate Lawyers LLP
On May 4, 2018, we celebrate our firm's 20th anniversary. I thought it would be fitting as well as helpful to reflect on one of the most challenging questions in family succession: whether children should be treated equally.
McCague Borlack LLP
In McDonald v McDonald, the Court of Appeal for British Columbia decided that as a matter of public policy, chores performed by children in a family setting do not, absent indicia of exploitation...
Lerners
In Ontario, the Court has recently emphasized that a cultural shift is necessary in Will challenges to prevent disgruntled relatives who are excluded from an Estate being able to force the Estate ...
Torkin Manes LLP
Family law disputes are usually disputes between former spouses. But doubtless to the chagrin of a spouse's new partner, that new partner can sometimes be dragged to the proceedings, as the recent case of Politis v. Politis demonstrated.
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