Consultation fees: Why they’re good for everyone
Should lawyers charge a fee for an initial meeting with a potential client? Charging for initial consultations may actually boost the number of new clients coming through the door, our [...]
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Welcome to our new associate, Emily Murray!
A new associate for SullivanLaw We’re excited to announce that Emily Murray has joined SullivanLaw as an associate. Emily has a wealth of advocacy experience, having articled at a mid-sized [...]
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Adult adoption: In some case, judicial discretion is important
Residency should be flexible in adoption of adult child Judicial discretion should be exercised if someone wants to adopt an adult child from another jurisdiction, says Ottawa family lawyer and [...]
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Child support: What happens when the child goes to university?
In another month, many parents will be dropping off their kids at university for the first time. With this in mind, we’re bringing you one of our most popular articles [...]
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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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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 [...]
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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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