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Thursday, April 26, 2018

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

Tree of Hope. 16th annual We Believe Gala bringing awareness and hope for change

BY: JELANI GRANT  Throughout the night guests filled out their donation cards and had a ribbon signed with their name displayed on stage. The ribbons...

‘Take d Milk, Nah?’ Shines light on the question of identity

BY: ALYSSA MAHADEO Who am I? How can I prove to the world who I am? Why do I have to prove my identity to...

Get ready to be FLOOR’D

BY: DELLIA RISMAY Raw energy. Blissful. Unique. These are just some of the words Natasha Powell, the artistic director and choreographer behind FLOOR’D uses to...

Head Girl play tackles difficult issues through comedy

BY: JELANI GRANT Presented by Real Queens Productions, Jamaican playwright Paul O. Beale debuted, The Head Girl, at the Jamaican Canadian Association. Robert Gordon, Kameka...

CACD Rewarded for volunteer excellence at awards ceremony

BY: KRISTINA RAMCHARRAN  In recognition of those using their spare time to create betterment in the community, the Volunteering Service Awards were created. The awards...