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Friday, July 21, 2017

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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)...

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...

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...

Professional Development

The Power of Words

BY: KEISHA JOHNSON Sometimes we dismiss or discredit the power of words as hocus pocus. But the recent celebration of Father’s Day underscored to me...

How to Manage Use of Our Time Effectively and Prioritize the Important Over the...

BY: KEISHA JOHNSON It seems nearly impossible these days to manage the use of our time effectively so that the things that matter most get...

How to Clarify What Is My Purpose

BY: KEISHA JOHNSON Clarifying ‘what is my purpose’ is one of the biggest contentions people grapple with. If you’ve ever thought about this, you can probably...