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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

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...

Snooping Spouse: Beware Of The Backlash (Part 2)

BY: VALERIE DYE Apart from the likelihood of criminal prosecution that can arise from snooping, spouses can also face a civil suit for accessing private...

Snooping Spouses: Beware Of The Backlash

BY: VALERIE DYE We live in an electronic and digital world where persons not only correspond by e-mail and text messages but individuals are in...

Spousal Support and New Relationships

BY: VALERIE DYE When the court issues an order for the payment of spousal support the payor or the payee may at a later stage...

How to Preserve Your Spousal Rights Before Separation, Divorce or Death

BY: VALERIE DYE For the most part, discussions about property division and equalization arise in relation to separation, divorce or death.  The Family Law Act...

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...

Community News

A Helping Hand to Childhood Education in Jamaica

BY: KABRENA ROBINSON In Jamaica, a central and popular belief is that “education is the key to success” and it all starts at the elementary...

Caribbean Tales International Film Festival 2017

BY: LEANNE BENN This year, the Caribbean Tales International Film Festival celebrated twelve years through the act of diversity and legacy in the city of...

Toronto All Stars Steel Orchestra Brings Home The Gold!

BY: ALYSSA MAHADEO Steelpan or Steel drums are a musical instrument originating from the Island of Trinidad and Tobago. It is made from large 55-gallon...

A-Supreme Foundation Prepares To Host Gala In Support Of Seniors

BY: KABRENA ROBINSON A-Supreme Foundation, a charitable organization aimed at providing care and support to vulnerable and low-income seniors unable to afford adequate home care,...

Jamaican Diaspora Presents New Crime Prevention Strategies At Conference

BY: JELANI GRANT  On the Canadian Travel Advice and Advisories website, it is recommended that travellers exercise a high degree of caution when travelling to...