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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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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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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Ad hoc extra child support payments: What are your rights?
Special and extraordinary expenses for children “My ex-wife said our daughter had been accepted to a prestigious, but expensive, dance camp. So I gave her $3000 as half of the [...]
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Small claims court: When should you use one?
It tends to be used in situations where one or more parties is angry over a transaction that has gone poorly: “I’ll take you to small claims court!” one or [...]
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Four common questions about child support in Ontario
  Thanks to television and some of the more drama-filled divorces most of us see in the media from time to time, most people think they have a good idea [...]
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INFOGRAPHIC: What do modern Canadian couples look like?
Fewer married couples, but more common-law ones Just came across this great infographic issued last fall by the Vanier Institute of the Family, based on recent census data. As a [...]
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ASK A LAWYER: What do common-law partners get in a split?
“My common-law partner just cheated on me, so we’re breaking up. Will he still get half the house, even though I’m the one who put up the down payment and [...]
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