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Life insurance: How it affects spousal and child support
  A topic that many people just don’t consider A recent Ontario Court of Appeal (OCA) ruling that allows a second wife and child to claim support from a deceased common-law husband’s [...]
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Four common questions about child support in Ontario
  Thanks to television and some of the more drama-filled divorces most of us see in the media from time to time, most people think they have a good idea [...]
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Excitingly, November is Make-a-Will Month.
It’s a good time to call us. A surprising number of people do not have Wills. In fact, more than 70% of Canadians haven’t gotten around to preparing their last Will [...]
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It’s great that you made a Will. Does anyone know where it is?
Preparing estate documents is one thing. Accessing them is another. Last Monday morning I got a call from an old friend in Vancouver. “My mother’s in the hospital and they [...]
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INTESTATE: 10 things that happen if you die without a Will in Ontario
No, wills aren’t fun. But they’re important. If ‘making a Will’ has been one of those things on your long-term to-do list but doesn’t seem to ever become a top [...]
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Be nice to your sister: Wills & Estates with difficult children
  Lots of families have them: a sibling who can’t get it together, causes more than their share of family drama or constantly needs to be bailed out of trouble. [...]
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Should you consider mediation in a separation or divorce?
As with most things in law, the answer is “It depends.” Mediation is one way of resolving a dispute. It’s not the only way. It can be a great way [...]
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FROM THE LAWYER’S DAILY: Navigating Wills & Estates with common-law partners
This week, our own Timothy Sullivan’s first piece for The Lawyers Weekly covers how lawyers can more successfully manage the sometimes tense situations that arise when common-law partners approach the [...]
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Is it a good idea to bring a friend to a lawyer’s appointment?
A trusted confidante can be helpful in lots of ways Sometimes, a client going through a separation or divorce will ask me – usually with some trepidation – if they [...]
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FROM THE LAWYER’S DAILY: Navigating Wills & Estates with common-law partners
This week, our own Timothy Sullivan’s first piece for The Lawyer’s Daily covers how lawyers can more successfully manage the sometimes tense situations that arise when common-law partners approach the [...]
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