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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FROM ADVOCATE DAILY: Putting time limits on spousal support waivers
Because it’s hard to know what your relationship will look like in 15 years From AdvocateDaily this week: Putting a time limit on spousal support waivers could reduce the chances [...]
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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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