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Early in 2020, the Ministry of the Attorney General introduced changes to modernize the operation of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice ("Court") throughout the province...
Aird & Berlis LLP
At this difficult time, with all of us isolated for so long and the constant threat of contracting COVID-19 ever present, the members of the Aird & Berlis Estates ...
Siskinds LLP
In September 2020, the Ontario government introduced Bill 207 – the Moving Ontario Family Law Forward Act, 2020.
O'Sullivan Estate Lawyers LLP
A few weeks ago, Google reported an increase in the number of searches on how to apply for Canadian residency and citizenship.
Clark Wilson LLP
Estate planning requires a delicate balancing of interests – you want to ensure that your loved ones are taken care of, but you also want to give to a cause that is meaningful to you.
Clark Wilson LLP
In our previous article, we discussed how the Wills, Estates and Succession Act (WESA) sets out a mandatory distribution scheme for estates when an individual dies without a will.
Lawyers Financial
The quick answer to the question, "Can you save too much for retirement?" might seem like an obvious, "No. You can never have too much money."
McKercher LLP
In any application to set aside a Will, there is the threshold issue of whether the person has standing to bring the proof in solemn form action.
Clark Wilson LLP
The list of reasons to make a will is extensive and you have likely heard them before. Why let the government dictate who your money will go to when you can decide for yourself?
Clark Wilson LLP
Today, the Supreme Court of Canada is hearing an estates case that seeks to balance the "open court" principle with the right of a deceased person...
Clark Wilson LLP
In British Columbia, the Wills, Estates and Succession Act (WESA) sets out a mandatory distribution scheme for estates when an individual dies without a will.
Clark Wilson LLP
There are several reasons to make a Will: formalizing how your estate will be distributed, determining who will administer your estate, deciding who will take responsibility for your...
Minden Gross LLP
An estate trustee (also known as an executor) is responsible for discharging the terms of the deceased's testamentary documentation (i.e. will(s) and/or codicil(s)),...
Aird & Berlis LLP
At this difficult time, with all of us isolated for so long and the constant threat of contracting COVID-19 ever present, the members of the Aird & Berlis Estates...
O'Sullivan Estate Lawyers LLP
This Advisory will discuss common issues that can arise when a person dies and his or her estate has connections with one or more jurisdictions outside of Canada.
Clark Wilson LLP
The Supreme Court of Canada recently clarified the law on retroactive child support orders under the Family Law Act, SBC 2011, c 25 (the "FLA").
Devry Smith Frank LLP
A spouse who stands in the place of a parent to a child can be obligated to pay child support, according to s. 5 of the Ontario Child Support Guidelines ("Guidelines"). The amount a step-parent...
Aird & Berlis LLP
An individual is said to die "intestate" if there is no properly executed Will.
Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP
It has been a long-standing requirement that in order to create a valid Will, the will-maker must sign the Will in front of two independent witnesses. Since March 2020...
Watson Goepel LLP
Payor parents, take note: even where a child has reached the age of majority, or become financially independent and is no longer considered a "child of the marriage", the door is not closed on child support obligations that may have accrued in the past.
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