Mondaq Canada: Family and Matrimonial
Clark Wilson LLP
In a recent BC Supreme Court case, Zhang v. Fan, 2018 BCSC 2162, Clark Wilson LLP successfully obtained a $350,000 interim advance for legal fees on behalf of its client.
Torkin Manes LLP
In recent times, the concept of family has experienced tremendous change.
Devry Smith Frank LLP
We have recently looked at the validity of a Will, when the uncertainty of the testator's wishes are apparent.
Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP
As Christmas draws near, our thoughts often turn to charitable giving, not unlike the enlightenment of Ebenezer Scrooge in Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol.
O'Sullivan Estate Lawyers LLP
While it is less common these days for employment benefits to include a pension, many individuals still do have either a pension (not including the Canada Pension Plan,
Devry Smith Frank LLP
Until married couples obtain a divorce, the law still considers them to be married, even if they are living separate and apart.
Aird & Berlis LLP
On October 18, 2018, Aird & Berlis LLP issued an advisory on the recent decision of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in Re Milne Estate and its potential impact on planning that was put in place
Miller Thomson LLP
In a previous piece (available here), we discussed parents' obligations to pay child support in respect of only the Basic Monthly Amount.
Clark Wilson LLP
A new case from the Supreme Court of British Columbia shows that privilege may stop a director who is also a spouse in a family law dispute from inspecting company documents.
O'Sullivan Estate Lawyers LLP
Everyone knows that death and taxes are two of life's certainties, but some of us may not appreciate that our tax liabilities don't disappear on death ...
Gardiner Roberts LLP
Multiple will drafting technique seeks to avoid the 1.5% estate administration tax (EAT) on those assets which can typically be conveyed after death without probate.
Torkin Manes LLP
A corporation is a separate legal entity, generally immune from the personal responsibilities of its shareholders. However, in rare circumstances ...
O'Sullivan Estate Lawyers LLP
As estate practitioners, we continually remind our clients to update their estate planning documents and ensure they reflect their current intentions.
Goldman Sloan Nash & Haber LLP
The Ontario Bar Association has designated November as "Make a Will Month".
Collins Barrow National Incorporated
An Application for a Certificate of Appointment of an Estate Trustee with a Will, or more commonly referred to as probate, is the process whereby the Court certifies that an individual's...
Devry Smith Frank LLP
November 8th, 2018 by Mason Morningstar The definition of "common law" couples differs depending on which legal rights are in question, and it is possible to be considered "common law" in one context ....
Miller Thomson LLP
The federal and Ontario governments share responsibility for family law in Ontario. Some child support guidelines are under federal law, while others are under provincial law.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Celebrating BLG's partnership with the Sheldon Kennedy Centre for Child Advocacy.
Fogler, Rubinoff LLP
If you have Primary and Secondary Wills in place, this court decision may put that planning in jeopardy.
Torkin Manes LLP
For some years, the courts in Canada have been grappling with the many litigants appearing before them who have mental health issues.
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Blaney McMurtry LLP
In Atos IT Solutions v Sapient Canada Inc., the Court confirmed that the "minimum performance principle" places a common law limit on expectation damages for breach of contract.
Clark Wilson LLP
The case of Gully v Gully, 2018 BCSC 1590 provides useful insight on a peril of putting property into joint tenancy. The decision illustrates the importance of considering the financial status...
Miller Thomson LLP
Born in Vancouver, raised in Toronto, educated in New York, graduate degree from England, first job in Hong Kong, transferred to Tokyo, retired in the Cayman Islands.
Gardiner Roberts LLP
Multiple will drafting technique seeks to avoid the 1.5% estate administration tax (EAT) on those assets which can typically be conveyed after death without probate.
Devry Smith Frank LLP
November 8th, 2018 by Mason Morningstar The definition of "common law" couples differs depending on which legal rights are in question, and it is possible to be considered "common law" in one context ....
Field LLP
Perhaps encouraged by the recent decision in Marasse Estate, we have another recent case from the Alberta Court of Queen's Bench addressing an estate's ability to claim spousal support...
Blaney McMurtry LLP
Following are our summaries of the civil decisions of the Court of Appeal for Ontario released this past week.
Devry Smith Frank LLP
Emigrating to another country can sometimes be a very lengthy and daunting process.
Field LLP
The controversy surrounding his death continues to garner media attention to this day and is perhaps best left to be explored in that forum.
Field LLP
Alberta Courts have been busy on the topic of costs in estate litigation in the past few months
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