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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Disinherited? Not So Fast!

BY VALERIE DYE  It is not uncommon to hear of someone being disinherited.  This disinheritance may occur in a number of ways.  The testator may...

The Curtailment of Testamentary Freedom in the Interest of Dependant’s Claims

BY VALERIE DYE As seen in the previous publication the principle of testamentary freedom is not an absolute one and the courts in Canada may...

Testamentary Freedom-What are the limits?

BY VALERIE DYE  Testamentary Freedom refers to the principle that a testator is free to make a will and leave his property to whomsoever he...

Steps in Family Law Proceedings – What You Need to Know

BY VALERIE DYE  In Ontario, when a family law matter is brought before the court it does not automatically go to trial. Various steps are...

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,...

Unjust Enrichment and Common Law Spouses

BY VALERIE DYE  As seen in the previous week’s article common law couples may be able to claim a share in assets to which they...

Property Division and Common Law Spouses – The Principle of Unjust Enrichment

BY VALERIE DYE In Canada couples who are going through a divorce divide their assets through the process of equalization. This is a process whereby...

Changing an Order or Agreement for Child or Spousal Support

BY VALERIE DYE Bearing in mind that orders for the payment of child support and spousal support are based on certain circumstances the family law...

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...

Custody Issues in Matrimonial Proceedings

BY VALERIE DYE When spouses separate courts are often faced with the task of determining who will have custody of the child or children of...

Community News

LET’S GET DOWN TO BUSINESS – Preparations for 2018 Business Social Underway

BY: ALYSSA MAHADEO New year, new goals? As with every new year that rolls around, many of us spend time reflecting on another year gone,...

TIFF Celebrates 100 Years of Black Film with Jamaican Classic ‘The Harder They Come’

BY: KABRENA ROBINSON The 1972 Jamaican Crime Drama film ‘The Harder They Come’ written, directed and produced by Perry Henzell was screened recently as part...

2017: Year in Review

BY: KABRENA ROBINSON  2017 is one of those years that will forever be etched in our memories for reasons and events that brought forth states...

African Aid Project Raises Awareness for Children in Poverty

BY: ALYSSA MAHADEO It’s the most wonderful time of the year, a time of giving, of hope, happiness, and miracles. However, amongst all of the...

Take Your Education & Leadership Skills International! – Applications Open for Young Leaders...

BY: ALYSSA MAHADEO The volunteer work we partake in during our time at school prepares us for a future on our chosen career path. The...