What is a Continuing Power of Attorney for Property?

August 22nd, 2019

A Continuing Power of Attorney for Property is a legal document in which you can appoint a person or persons to act on your behalf (called an “Attorney”) with respect to your property and financial affairs. The document will allow them to make decisions for you if you become incapable of managing your financial affairs. […]

Eric Gossin

June 17th, 2019

TORONTO ESTATE PLANNING LAWYER Experienced lawyer and mediator Eric joined Devry Smith Frank LLP (“DSF”) our Estates group in 2019. Eric was called to the Ontario Bar in 1977. He has incorporated into his practice a broad range of experiences including Corporate and Commercial Law, Estate Planning and Administration, Family Law and Real Estate. This […]

Ashley Doidge

June 13th, 2019

TORONTO WILLS & ESTATES LAWYER Ashley Doidge joined Devry Smith Frank LLP (“DSF”) in 2019 as an associate in our wills and estates group. Prior to joining DSF, Ashley gained extensive experience working at a Toronto law firm. In 2010, Ashley obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from York University. She later received […]

Identification Requirements for Real Estate Transaction …

January 18th, 2019

An important part of preparing for a real estate transaction is making sure that you have sufficient identification documents to satisfy the requirements of your realtor, lawyer and mortgage lender. Each of these professionals will require that you provide documents to verify your identity. The usual requirement is two pieces of valid and unexpired identification […]

Leaning on Liens for Payment

January 20th, 2017

By: Victoria Yang Construction and renovation work can sometimes involve multi-layered contractual relationships between the various players in a construction project, where there are numerous complex areas of consideration. An owner or developer may hire a general contractor, who will then contract with subcontractors for various jobs such as carpentry, plumbing, and electrical work. In […]

Saskatchewan judge: Dogs are property and should not be …

January 6th, 2017

By: Jeffrey Spiegel A recent decision from Saskatchewan’s Court of Queen’s Bench has drawn the attention of pet owners after the judge ruled that dogs are to be considered property and should not be treated as though they are children. The judge’s words came in response to a divorcing couple’s petition to the court for […]

Why Personal Injury Victims Also Need A Family Law Lawy …

October 7th, 2014

Why Personal Injury Victims Also Need A Family Law Lawyer This is the Ontario Family Law Podcast, featuring issues related to marriage, separation, divorce, child custody, support, property and even some child welfare issues. It is a companion to the book The Guide to the Basics of Ontario Family Law, which is available on Amazon. […]

Tips for completing your Family Law 13.1 Financial Stat …

November 21st, 2012

Many people faced with having to complete a 13.1 Financial Statement find it a daunting task.  Here are a few tips to simplify the process. The idea of completing an accurate monthly budget has some people collecting bank statements and credit card statements for the past year, and averaging out their expenses over that period, […]

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