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Sunday, February 18, 2018

Ownership of Assets – Trust or Advancement

BY: VALERIE DYE  To a large extent, a trust is created expressly either through a will or through a separate document where a settlor transfers...

Roles and Responsibilities of Trustees

BY: VALERIE DYE  It is important to note that although trustees own and control assets given to them by a settlor, these assets are held...

Using Trusts In Estate Planning

BY: VALERIE DYE  A trust may be described as a mechanism which allows property or other assets to be held in the name of one...

Is Your Will Fool Proof? How To Avoid Challenges To Wills

BY: VALERIE DYE  Most people recognize the importance of having a will to ensure that their estate is managed smoothly after they die. Unfortunately, having...

Are You (Really) In A Common Law Relationship

BY: VALERIE DYE  In Canada persons in common law, relationships are given many of the same rights as married persons. One of the rights that...

Providing For Beneficiaries In Blended Families – The Spousal Trust

BY: VALERIE DYE  In the last publication, I touched on the use of mutual wills to deal with issues affecting blended families. One of the...

Moving Out Of The Jurisdiction? How Will This Affect Your Parenting Rights

BY: VALERIE DYE  Issues related to custody and access to children do not necessarily end once a final order is made in court. One instance...

Resolving Disputes Through Mediation

BY: VALERIE DYE  Collaborative family law is a means of resolving disputes whereby lawyers work together with their clients to arrive at solutions without needing...

Solving Family Law Disputes Through Collaboration

BY: VALERIE DYE  During family law disputes neither party may wish to invest the time or finances to have their issues dealt with in Court....

Spousal Support and Taxation

BY: VALERIE DYE Spousal support payments can be made in several ways. They can be made retroactive to a date before the application was brought...

Community News

LET’S TALK – Not at the Margins: A Conversation about Mental Health

BY: ALYSSA MAHADEO The way we act and the way we feel are like two sides of the same coin. Many people suffer in silence,...

Black Excellence on the Silver Screen: Toronto Black Film Festival Announces This Year’s Lineup

BY: DELLIA RISMAY  The Toronto Black Film Festival, or TBFF for short, has returned for its sixth year in the city and is here to...

Eglinton Cityscapes – Transit And Transition: Photo Installation Commemorates A Piece Of Canadian Black...

BY: KABRENA ROBINSON  If you happen to be taking a stroll down Eglinton Avenue West, along Dufferin Street to Marlee between now and March 31st,...

New Brampton Dealership helps you find the Car you Need!

BY: ALYSSA MAHADEO Buying a new car is an exciting, and simple process depending on who you ask. Doing research beforehand and knowing what questions...

Natasha Morris Presents 3rd Annual Black Men In Theatre

BY: JELANI GRANT  Piece of Mine Arts will hold their 3rd Annual Black Men In Theatre showcase at the Fairview Library Theatre. The group of...