Small Claims Court in Ontario: Do you need a lawyer?
The advice may be good, but the financial advantage can be small. Recently we discussed what Small Claims Court in Ontario is, and what kinds of legal issues it’s designed [...]
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We’re hiring: A mixed-bag litigation lawyer
We’re looking for an associate to join SullivanLaw. This could be a great opportunity for a new lawyer interested private practice at a small litigation firm. Or, this may be [...]
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Disinheriting a child: Don’t let it be a surprise
  This piece originally appeared in a slightly edited form in Advocate Daily. Avoid family conflict over disinheritance by being upfront The decision to disinherit a child may be reasonable [...]
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Will child-focused language mitigate family conflict?
This piece originally appeared in AdvocateDaily. Federal legislation that proposes “child-focused” language will likely do little to mitigate conflict between parties with children, Ottawa family lawyer and civil litigator Timothy N. [...]
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Blended families make detailed wills even more important
The law is pretty clear – which is why your will should be, too Lawyers often get criticized for nagging clients (and potential clients, and family members, and friends) about [...]
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Spousal support waivers should have a time limit
Time limits can reduce the changes of a cohabitation agreement challenge Putting a time limit on spousal support waivers could reduce the chances of a cohabitation agreement challenge, says Ottawa [...]
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Delay tactics: An indication of family court misuse
Persistent litigants make everyone suffer Persistent family law litigants who bring applications or motions to vary without pursuing them by consistently delaying proceedings are abusing the justice system and responding [...]
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Supreme Court creates more conflict in international custody cases
This article first appeared in Advocate Daily, April 2018. New guidelines mean more litigation and conflict The Supreme Court of Canada’s (SCC) new guidelines for international child custody cases will [...]
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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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FROM ADVOCATEDAILY: Unbundled legal services and retainer creep
From AdvocateDaily this week, by our own Timothy Sullivan: Lawyers offering unbundled legal services should beware of retainer creep, Ottawa family lawyer Timothy N. Sullivan tells AdvocateDaily.com. Sullivan, principal of SullivanLaw, says it’s easy [...]
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