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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Is Your Will Fool Proof? How To Avoid Challenges To Wills

BY VALERIE DYE  Most people recognize the importance of having a will to ensure that their estate is managed smoothly after they die. Unfortunately, having...

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...

Buying Property With Someone Else? What You Need To Know?

BY VALERIE DYE When more than one person has title to the same property, such title can be owned by the parties either as joint...

The Curtailment of Testamentary Freedom in the Interest of Dependant’s Claims

BY VALERIE DYE As seen in the previous publication the principle of testamentary freedom is not an absolute one and the courts in Canada may...

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...

Providing for Beneficiaries in Blended Families – The Spousal Trust

BY VALERIE DYE  In the last publication I touched on the use of mutual wills to deal with issues affecting blended families. One of the...

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...

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...

Securing Rights Through Cohabitation Agreements

BY VALERIE DYE Part IV of the Family Law Act sets out provisions to allow persons to enter into agreements in order to regulate their...

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...

Professional Development

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...

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...