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Thursday, September 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...

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...

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)...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Do I Need My Spouses Consent to Sever a Joint Tenancy?

BY VALERIE DYE  Jointly held real estate property is convenient for the reason that it has the right of survivorship which means that if one...

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...