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Supporting SafePet through the holidays
Our ongoing commitment As you probably know, at the beginning of November we were proud to support SafePet Ottawa’s Shine Through the Night Gala. We think SafePet is doing important [...]
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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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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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