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Sunday, April 30, 2017

Enforcing Child Support Orders

BY VALERIE DYE  Anyone who has had to pay child support under a court order has heard of the Family Responsibility Office. The Family Responsibility...

Spousal Support and Taxation

BY VALERIE DYE Spousal support payments can be made in several ways. They can be made retroactive to a date before the application was brought...

Reducing Estate Administration Tax through Multiple Wills

BY VALERIE DYE Although persons generally have only one valid will at a given time it is not uncommon for persons to have multiple wills....

Child Support and ‘Child of the Marriage’

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)...

Unjust Enrichment and Common Law Spouses

BY VALERIE DYE  It is now known that common law couples are not automatically entitled to share in assets owned by the other common law...

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...

Remedies for Victims of Domestic Abuse

BY VALERIE DYE Domestic abuse is very common in Canada among married and common law couples. Spouses are not the only ones affected by abuse,...

Dealing with Family Law issues outside the Courts

BY VALERIE DYE Family law in Ontario is regulated by the Family Law Act and the Divorce Act. These Acts set out the laws relating...

Planning for the Care of Disabled Relatives – The Henson Trust

BY VALERIE DYE  In Estate planning it is important to give special consideration to the needs of a disabled child or relative. This is so...

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

4 Keys to Unlock Your Big Dreams

BY: KEISHA JOHNSON 1. Own your big dream – The very first step to fulfilling your big dream is accepting personal responsibility for your dream....

How Tragedy Propels Triumph

BY: KEISHA JOHNSON Natalie Hope-Selkin was comfortable in her career as an in-house counsel with one of Canada's largest insurance firms until she found herself...

First Quarter Check In

BY: KEISHA JOHNSON We’ve come to the end of the first quarter of the year, a traditional checkpoint for your goals. How are you progressing...