Mondaq Canada: Family and Matrimonial
Clark Wilson LLP
A common question raised by individuals upon entering litigation is how legal fees will be paid if they are successful in court.
Blaney McMurtry LLP
On September 1, 2019, changes came into effect in the Family Law Rules (See: O. Reg. 250/19, s. 1) relating to special parties and child parties and expert opinion evidence.
Torkin Manes LLP
In most cases, separated spouses resolve the issues arising from their separation by way of a written agreement between them. While it is hoped that the agreement will remain tucked away ...
O'Sullivan Estate Lawyers LLP
People often wish to ensure confidentiality in doing their estate planning as an important goal.
Cox & Palmer
With advances in medical technology, the use of assisted human reproduction has increased significantly in the past 40 years, since the first child born from in vitro fertilization (IVF) was born
Blaney McMurtry LLP
The utility of marriage contracts is often measured in a vacuum. And rarely do lawyers and their clients consider the benefits that they can provide in protecting the sanctity of family trusts.
McLennan Ross LLP
The government is proposing changes to the Income Tax Act which could impact many Canadian corporations with foreign affiliates.
O'Sullivan Estate Lawyers LLP
With increased mobility, it's becoming more common to have assets in several jurisdictions, in which case, it is important to create a comprehensive estate plan that considers all of your assets and not just the assets located where you live.
Torkin Manes LLP
Bill C-78, An Act to amend the Divorce Act, the Family Orders and Agreements Enforcement Assistance Act and the Garnishment, Attachment and Pension Diversion Act and to make consequential
Minden Gross LLP
Adding to the anticipated 2018-2019 deficit, Doug Ford's provincial government has provided a $250 tax break to estates which will be probated on or after January 1, 2020
Devry Smith Frank LLP
Family Law is all about changing family dynamics. Families do not stop changing just because a court makes a final order. Parenting arrangements and child support are particularly prone
Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP
When a person dies without a will, the BC Wills, Estates and Succession Act sets out the default scheme of who stands to inherit the deceased person's estate, in what order of priority and to what extent.
O'Sullivan Estate Lawyers LLP
One of the benefits that a trust and estate lawyer like myself enjoys is that we deal with people of every background
Devry Smith Frank LLP
If you qualify as a "dependant" spouse, even if unmarried, you can make a Dependant Support claim under the Succession Law Reform Act.
Torkin Manes LLP
Planning for the breakdown of a marriage while the relationship is intact can be difficult and emotionally charged. However, the failure to plan for the end of a relationship
Crowe Soberman LLP
Overheard at Crowe Soberman is a series of blog posts and videos where we talk about the things we talk about around the office and with our clients except
Devry Smith Frank LLP
A Continuing Power of Attorney for Property is a legal document in which you can appoint a person or persons to act on your behalf (called an "Attorney") with respect to your property and financial
O'Sullivan Estate Lawyers LLP
One issue which people planning their estates frequently struggle with is who to appoint as their executor. The choice for this important role deserves serious consideration
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
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.
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Blaney McMurtry LLP
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 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
Torkin Manes LLP
Bill C-78, An Act to amend the Divorce Act, the Family Orders and Agreements Enforcement Assistance Act and the Garnishment, Attachment and Pension Diversion Act and to make consequential
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
Clark Wilson LLP
The case of Gully v Gully, 2018 BCSC 1590 provides useful insight on a peril of putting property into joint tenancy. The decision illustrates the importance of considering the financial status...
Rotfleisch & Samulovitch P.C.
As we will explain, it is very important to seek proper advice and assistance from an experienced Canadian tax lawyer prior to granting a power of attorney.
Fogler, Rubinoff LLP
The government has not proposed any legislation at this time, so the details of any reform remain vague.
Blaney McMurtry LLP
The headline decision this week is Toronto (City) v Ontario (Attorney General). Everyone will recall that the Better Local Government Act, 2018,...
O'Sullivan Estate Lawyers LLP
With increased mobility, it's becoming more common to have assets in several jurisdictions, in which case, it is important to create a comprehensive estate plan that considers all of your assets and not just the assets located where you live.
McLennan Ross LLP
The government is proposing changes to the Income Tax Act which could impact many Canadian corporations with foreign affiliates.
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