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Thursday, September 21, 2017

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...

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...

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...

Resolving Disputes Through Mediation

BY: VALERIE DYE  Collaborative family law is a means of resolving disputes whereby lawyers work together with their clients to arrive at solutions without needing...

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...

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...

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...

Solving Family Law Disputes Through Collaboration

BY: VALERIE DYE  During family law disputes neither party may wish to invest the time or finances to have their issues dealt with in Court....

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...

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...

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...