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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Protection of Spousal Rights to the Matrimonial Home

BY VALERIE DYE  It is fairly well known that property owned by two persons as joint tenants (or jointly) attract the right of survivorship. This...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Administering the Estate of a Deceased: Paying off Debts

BY VALERIE DYE One may obtain a Certificate of Appointment as Estate Trustee either with a will or without a will. The later appointment occurs...

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...

Community News

Diversity Wins – TBFF ’18 Delivers Family Fun And Meaningful Discussion

BY: JELANI GRANT Based on the continuous flow of new talent highlighted each year of the Toronto Black Film Festival, the growth and development of...

Get in the Game – A VIRTUAL EXPERIENCE

BY: ALYSSA MAHADEO Ever had an out of body experience? That’s what it feels like to be surrounded by the digitally designed world of Virtual...

Canada Joins The Movement – Building Better Opportunities For Black Canadians With The  International...

BY: ALYSSA MAHADEO For generations, Canada has been known as the land of opportunity. Individuals have immigrated from all over the world to share their...

Get Away & Play! Sports Travel Experts Announce Caribbean Cup Tennis Series

BY: ALYSSA MAHADEO Sports and charity go hand in hand, a testament to the athletes that dedicate their hard work and efforts in more ways...

3rd Annual Looking Back into the Future Conference

BY: JELANI GRANT  Channon Oyeniran held her 3rd Annual Looking Back Into The Future Conference over the past weekend. The conference, held at the Ajax...