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Tax Deduction for Spousal Support Payments

BY: VALERIE DYE Former spouses or common-law partners who pay spousal support may be able to benefit from tax deductions for these payments provided that...

Designating A Home As A Matrimonial Home

BY: VALERIE DYE Most persons are aware of the legal consequences that attach to a matrimonial home when parties separate. The main consequence of a...

Post-Separation Increase in Value of Matrimonial Property- Who Benefits?

BY: VALERIE DYE The issue of increase in value of matrimonial property becomes relevant when parties try to deal with the sale and division of...

Division Of Assets After A Short Marriage

BY: VALERIE DYE Under the Family Law Act (the Act), where one party owns a home prior to marriage and the home becomes the matrimonial...

Pension Division Under The Pensions Benefits Act: What Spouses Need To Know

BY VALERIE DYE Under the Family Law Act ‘property’ or ‘net family property’ includes all an individual’s property including his or her pension. The significance...

Ways of Ensuring Safety for Children Amidst Parenting Concerns

BY VALERIE DYE In dealing with custody issues the courts are concerned that the child should have as much contact as possible with both parents...

Unjust Enrichment and Common Law Spouses

BY VALERIE DYE  It is now known that common law couples are not automatically entitled to share in assets owned by the other common law...

Protecting Gifts and Inheritance During Marriage

BY VALERIE DYE In matrimonial proceedings, the general rule is that gifts and inheritances do not form part of net family property* and cannot be...

Using the Separation Agreement to Protect Your Estate

BY VALERIE DYE When parties execute a Separation Agreement their main intention is to outline their rights and obligation as it relates to issues such...

Litigating the Domestic Contract

BY VALERIE DYE  Domestic contracts, like other contracts are often challenged before the court. This happens largely, when, years after signing the contract one party...

Professional Development

Not Just Another Change Leadership Event

BY: CHELSEA OWUSU Toronto will be hosting a leadership event that will offer knowledge and tips on improving a business or organization in today's changing...

A Key Strategy to Make Volunteering Meaningful

BY: KEISHA JOHNSON Volunteering in Canada is a way of life that is as ubiquitous as the maple leaf insignia. Not only are engagement opportunities...

Who’s Speaking Into Your Ear?

BY: KEISHA JOHNSON There was a point in my journey not long ago when the future seemed a bit cloudy and my confidence weighed precariously...