How to get the most out of your first meeting with a family lawyer
Don’t worry so much about that first meeting For most people, engaging a lawyer is a big deal – and not something they do every day. So not only are [...]
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Collaborative Law Practice
Engaging legal counsel shouldn’t be intimidating. We provide smart, candid, appropriate and thoughtful legal advice.   Our approach is to help our client make informed decisions and find the best way [...]
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ASK A LAWYER: What happens when 2 executors can’t agree?
What are the rights and responsibilities of executors? “My cousin wants a car from the estate of our recently-deceased, not-wealthy uncle. One of the executors of our uncle’s will is [...]
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FROM ADVOCATE DAILY: Once again, independent legal advice might have helped
From AdvocateDaily this week: In the case, an Ontario Superior Court judge found the separation agreement, which was signed without independent legal advice by a cardiac surgeon making around $800,000 per year, [...]
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ASK A LAWYER: What does ‘without prejudice’ mean, anyway?
Sure, ‘without prejudice’ seems like a real legal term. But what is it, exactly? The traditional meaning of ‘without prejudice’ it is to allow communications between parties without worrying that [...]
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FROM THE LAWYER’S DAILY: Family Law amendment should have happened long ago
From this week’s Lawyer’s Daily: The Ontario government has introduced an amendment to the province’s Family Law Act that would make all children with disabilities eligible for child support regardless of whether [...]
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ILA: Independent legal advice and how it works
  “I had a marriage contract drawn up by my lawyer. My lawyer said my fiance needs to get independent legal advice before she signs it. What does that mean [...]
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FROM ADVOCATE DAILY: Bankruptcy shouldn’t be used to avoid paying family law costs orders
From AdvocateDaily this week: Bankruptcy should not be used as a tool to avoid paying costs orders, says Ottawa family lawyer Timothy N. Sullivan. In a recent case, Ontario’s appeal court upheld [...]
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ASK A LAWYER: Can my personal emails be subpoenaed?
Divorce proceedings can sometimes get ugly.   “I’m in the midst of a messy divorce, and my soon-to-be ex is convinced I had an affair. He says he’s going to [...]
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November is Make-A-Will Month: There are different kinds of Wills
Is that Will you wrote on a piece of notebook paper in high school still valid? Okay, we’ve talked before about how important it is to make a Will, and [...]
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