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Thursday, November 23, 2017

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...

What Happens If I Do Not Have A Will?

BY VALERIE DYE  The main reason for having a will is to ensure that your estate is distributed in accordance with your wishes. Contrary to...

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....

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...

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...

Community News

The Green Dupatta Gala 2017

BY: LEANNE BENN  The Green Dupatta Organization held their fourth annual gala and charity banquet on Nov 11th at the Shingar Banquet Hall in Brampton....

Veteran Emille Bryant Keynote Speaker at Black Veterans Dinner Gala

BY: JELANI GRANT  The Black Veterans Affairs Council held their gala at the Toronto Plaza Hotel, fundraising to build a Black Veteran Memorial Garden in...

Guardian Angels – 17th Annual Caribbean Children Foundation Gala Supports Critically-Ill Children From The...

BY: ALYSSA MAHADEO  It is believed that guardian angels are assigned to protect us here on this Earth, to guide us and aide us through...

Guyanese Contestant Crowned Miss West Indian Canadian 2017

BY: KABRENA ROBINSON  After an eventful and exciting evening of talent showcase, evening wear and question and answer segments at the Miss West Indian Canadian...

Annual Gala Continues to Highlight the Importance of Mental Health Awareness

BY: KABRENA ROBINSON  Conversations and awareness surrounding mental health have always been an area frequently shunned in society. Due to existing stigmas caused by lack...