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Siskinds LLP
The ability to choose who you want to include in your Will and what you want that person to receive—commonly referred to as "testamentary freedom"— is a deeply entrenched common-law principle.
Blaney McMurtry LLP
As we continue well into year two of the COVID-19 Pandemic, most professionals have become much more comfortable with video conferences with clients, digital signatures, the paperless and virtual office and...
Siskinds LLP
The Dispute Resolution Program (DRO) program is available in certain locations of the Superior Court of Justice, Family Court, including London, Toronto, Brampton, Milton, Newmarket
Miller Thomson LLP
Can two people qualify as "spouses" if they do not live together? This post looks at "living apart together" (or "LAT") relationships from the perspective of spousal support...
Minden Gross LLP
On April 19, 2021, Bill 245 – Accelerating Access to Justice Act, 2021 received Royal Assent. Schedules 8 and 9 of Bill 245 have significant implications on estate planning and administration...
Siskinds LLP
On Monday, May 3, 2021, Bill and Melinda Gates announced they were ending their marriage after 27 years.
Clark Wilson LLP
In 2014, British Columbia's Wills, Estates and Succession Act greatly expanded the Court's power to cure deficiencies in a Will under section 58, and to rectify a Will under section 59.
Cox & Palmer
The parties were married 24 years, and have two adult children. When they divorced, terms for spousal and child support were set out in a Corollary Relief Order.
Clark Wilson LLP
On April 23, 2021, a BC Court ordered that a second mother in a polyamorous triad relationship be declared a legal parent. Re British Columbia Birth Registration No. 2018-XX-XX5815, 2021 BCSC 767 is the...
Minden Gross LLP
Although the impact of COVID-19 has resulted in a temporary decrease in travel, there is no doubt that we are living and working in an increasingly globalized society.
Miller Thomson LLP
Many parties who are separating wish to avoid the time and expense of the court process and instead enter into a separation agreement.
Field LLP
Will kits are inexpensive, but that may be their only redeeming quality.
Miller Thomson LLP
When two people get married, they are naturally convinced that it will be for life, and don't necessarily think about the financial ramifications of saying the famous "I do."
Siskinds LLP
In Canada the laws related to divorce are governed by the Divorce Act, which effective March 1, 2021 underwent some significant amendments.
Gardiner Roberts LLP
In previous blogs, I have written about the careful scrutiny given by courts to claims for costs for online legal research incurred during a proceeding.
Miller Thomson LLP
In the case of Tanti v Tanti et al., the Ontario Superior Court of Justice was tasked with determining whether Paul Tanti was capable of marrying his "much-younger, live-in companion", Sharon Joseph.
Fasken
With new legislation already in place and additional changes on the horizon, it appears that 2021 is to be the start of many exciting and much needed changes in the area of estates law in Ontario.
Devry Smith Frank LLP
Following an announcement by the provincial government this past February, on April 1, 2021 Ontario's new procedure to administer small estates came into effect.
Siskinds LLP
In Canada the laws related to divorce are governed by the Divorce Act, which effective March 1, 2021 underwent some significant amendments.
Miller Thomson LLP
The Court of Appeal in Abu-Saud v. Abu-Saud, 2020 ONCA 824 (CanLII) recently affirmed its jurisdiction to quash or dismiss an appeal due to non-compliance of a spousal support order.
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