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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ASK A LAWYER: Do employees have to sign non-compete agreements? Are they enforceable?
Non-competes are increasingly common – but they have to be reasonable   Employees may be required to sign an employment contract as a term of employment. Typical employment agreements include [...]
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INTESTATE: 10 things that happen if you die without a Will in Ontario
No, wills aren’t fun. But they’re important. If ‘making a Will’ has been one of those things on your long-term to-do list but doesn’t seem to ever become a top [...]
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