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Sunday, April 30, 2017

Providing for Beneficiaries in Blended Families – The Mutual Will

BY VALERIE DYE  The term ‘Blended Family’ is used to refer to families consisting of married couples and their children from previous relationships. This type...

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...

Disinherited? Not So Fast!

BY VALERIE DYE  It is not uncommon to hear of someone being disinherited.  This disinheritance may occur in a number of ways.  The testator may...

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...

Testamentary Freedom-What are the limits?

BY VALERIE DYE  Testamentary Freedom refers to the principle that a testator is free to make a will and leave his property to whomsoever he...

Steps in Family Law Proceedings – What You Need to Know

BY VALERIE DYE  In Ontario, when a family law matter is brought before the court it does not automatically go to trial. Various steps are...

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,...

Unjust Enrichment and Common Law Spouses

BY VALERIE DYE  As seen in the previous week’s article common law couples may be able to claim a share in assets to which they...

Property Division and Common Law Spouses – The Principle of Unjust Enrichment

BY VALERIE DYE In Canada couples who are going through a divorce divide their assets through the process of equalization. This is a process whereby...

Changing an Order or Agreement for Child or Spousal Support

BY VALERIE DYE Bearing in mind that orders for the payment of child support and spousal support are based on certain circumstances the family law...

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...