I’m preparing to Close on My Residential Mortgage. Wh …

January 18th, 2019

Buying a home is possibly one of the most significant and costly purchases in one’s lifetime. Finding that picture – perfect home and probably feeling, to some extent, a little overwhelmed is common. However, getting to the stage of closing and what to expect is often a thought that goes overlooked. A question to ask […]

 

Spousal Support and Early Retirement – Is it a M …

January 8th, 2019

Spousal support, sometimes referred to as maintenance or alimony, are funds that are paid to one spouse to another upon separation or a divorce. There are various reasons as to why one spouse may be required to pay support to the other, usually to assist financially for a specified amount of time or to compensate […]

 

Can I Claim Compensation from a Distracted Driver and H …

December 27th, 2018

In a recent blog post, we discussed the legalities surrounding the operation of motor vehicles while impaired by alcohol or drugs, under the Criminal Code of Canada.  Accompanying the fairly new Cannabis legislation, are further stringencies concerning Ontario drivers, which are expected to come into effect on January 1st, 2019. Any driver convicted of distracted […]

 

I’m Getting a Divorce, What Are My Rights to the Fami …

December 20th, 2018

When divorce is contemplated by either one or both spouses, often it is time to start thinking about the division of assets. This could include the matrimonial home, financial accounts, earnings accumulated during the marriage and as one might expect, retirement accounts also. That said and unsurprisingly so, countless married couples who in addition, become […]

 

The Baby Boom Shift: The Impact of An Aging Workforce, …

December 18th, 2018

The baby-boomer generation (those born between 1946 and 1964) are a significant share of the Canadian population and while many within this category are opting to continue working well after their retirement years, there has been an indication that once they do retire, the resulting mass retirement will initiate an abundance of wealth and business […]

 

I Have Been Assaulted, Can I Claim Compensation for Per …

December 13th, 2018

In Canada, reasonable expectation of personal safety is enforced criminally and civilly and in a previous post we already described the implications associated with dishonest sexual assault accusations, defamation of character and the damages in which one might be able to claim should they become such a victim. Perhaps slightly more complicated is understanding the […]

 

Common Law Couples: Exclusive Possession of The Home

December 11th, 2018

More than ever, unmarried (or “common law”) couples are living in conjugal relationships that are indistinguishable from marriage. Many of these couples will be surprised to learn that, in Ontario, they do not enjoy the same rights and obligations as their married counterparts upon separation. In a previous post, I wrote about the difference between […]

 

More Changes to the Construction Lien Act Are Coming in …

December 6th, 2018

Ontario’s new Construction Lien Amendment Act (the “Act”) has significantly overhauled Ontario’s construction law rules. While the first set of the amendments have already come into force (see our previous blog here), the second set of changes with respect to prompt payment, a new adjudication process and procedural rules are set to come into force […]

 

The Original Will Has Been Misplaced or Destroyed – W …

December 4th, 2018

We have recently looked at the validity of a Will, when the uncertainty of the testator’s wishes are apparent. Especially in the instance whereby the testator has more than one Will. –  However, the definition of the modern day family has somewhat evolved over the years, allowing for the recognition of diversity and the complex […]

 
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