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Monday, December 18, 2017

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...

Remedies For Victims Of Domestic Abuse

BY: VALERIE DYE Domestic abuse is very common in Canada among married and common-law couples. Spouses are not the only ones affected by abuse, as...

Child Support Obligations Of Non-Biological Parents

BY: VALERIE DYE Under the Divorce Act a child of the marriage is defined as ‘a child of two spouses or former spouses who, (1)...

Estate Planning- The Importance of Having Powers Of Attorney

BY: VALERIE DYE In planning for The Unexpected it is common for most persons to consider making a will to specify what should happen with...

Community News

Envision Opportunity – Women Reflect To Make 2018 Their Best Year Yet!

BY: ALYSSA MAHADEO It’s the end of another year; goals accomplished or not, time has passed without fail and now as we look toward next...

McMaster Creating First Gandhi Scholarship Of Ontario

BY: JELANI GRANT  At the end of October, McMaster University announced on Twitter they will be creating a scholarship dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi. This scholarship...

CEMA Campaigns for Inclusion of Ethnic Media in Canada

BY: DELLIA RISMAY  CEMA, which stands for Canadian Ethnic Media Association, is an independent organization that is made up of a variety of media professionals....

Finding Your Potential: A Subban Plan For Success.

BY: GLORIA MUGENYI Keeping children on the right path to achieve their dreams can be a challenging one, but worry not parents, Karl Subban, a...

Celebrating Canada’s Brilliant Minded Women

BY: KABRENA ROBINSON  Within different fields of work, there are various women who carry out important day to day tasks. Many contributing as educators, mentors,...