Mondaq Canada: Family and Matrimonial
Mills & Mills LLP
Clients are often apprehensive about their first meeting with a family lawyer. Knowing what to expect can ease anxiety and coming prepared for some of the questions you'll be asked can help make the most of your time.
O'Sullivan Law
As we return from Labour Day weekend and reflect back on the summer that never quite was, a major issue that will grab attention over the next weeks, now that it's business as usual again...
Lindsay Kenney LLP
The case of Warde v. Slatter, 2017 BCSC 274 involves a company, started by the parents of the husband.
Lindsay Kenney LLP
When it comes to estate planning, you've probably heard about making a Will.
Torkin Manes LLP
Most people would tell you that a "matrimonial home" is simply the house in which a couple lives.
Devry Smith Frank LLP
I bought my home in 1995 and it became the matrimonial home when i married my husband in 2009. I'm filing for divorce now and selling the house.
Devry Smith Frank LLP
Toronto Family Lawyer Ira Marcovitch was recently asked the following question: Can child support payments be retroactive?
O'Sullivan Law
One of the interesting changes in our modern age when it comes to succession on death is that for many people, most of what they pass to their family and others will not be through their will...
Clark Wilson LLP
Our prior posts in this series gave an overview of the government's consultation paper, and outlined the paper's proposals to limit the lifetime capital gains exemption and to limit income splitting.
The Ross Firm
Parents and children are not the only ones impacted by separation and divorce. In the past, grandparents had nearly no legal rights that would grant them access to their grandchildren.
Mills & Mills LLP
In my last blog, I outlined the rights a common law partner has against the estate of his or her deceased partner.
Lerners
Meeting with a lawyer for the first time can be a daunting prospect, especially in the context of any family law issue; moreover, when you first need a family law lawyer, many issues or problems you are experiencing will likely be affecting much of your day-to-day life making an appointment with a lawyer even more overwhelming or confusing.
Clark Wilson LLP
Emily Clough, a partner in our Estates & Trusts group, was successful counsel for the plaintiff in a complex and precedent-setting case released yesterday by the British Columbia Supreme Court.
Devry Smith Frank LLP
Back in January, we discussed the issue of dogs having rights similar to that of children in a custody battle.
WeirFoulds LLP
Over the past year, the Court of Appeal for Ontario has released a number of decisions which consider the application of limitation periods in trusts and estates litigation.
WeirFoulds LLP
WeirFoulds Partner Clare Burns co-authored an article in The Lawyer's Daily providing some useful tips on how estate practitioners can deal with unusual assets.
Mills & Mills LLP
As I have noted in my previous blog entries, the law can be slow to catch up to changes in family structures.
McLennan Ross LLP
Proposed tax amendments have significantly limited options available for dealing with shares of private corporations in estates. Executors may now need to take active steps to trigger losses...
Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP
The BC Court of Appeal decision in Winstanley v. Winstanley, 2017 BCCA 265, was released July 17, 2017.
Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP
The decision in the precedent-setting case of Devore-Thompson v. Poulain, 2017 BCSC 1289, was released July 24, 2017. It marks the first reported case in British Columbia in which the Court...
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Clark Wilson LLP
Our prior posts in this series gave an overview of the government's consultation paper, and outlined the paper's proposals to limit the lifetime capital gains exemption and to limit income splitting.
Rotfleisch & Samulovitch P.C.
A power of attorney ("POA") is a legal document giving someone else the authority to act on your behalf. The person who gives another this decision-making authority is called the grantor.
O'Sullivan Law
One of the interesting changes in our modern age when it comes to succession on death is that for many people, most of what they pass to their family and others will not be through their will...
Clark Wilson LLP
A " committee" is a legal guardian, appointed by the court, to act for an individual who has reduced capacity.
Stewart McKelvey
child and her adoptive parents "found themselves caught up in a judge-made vortex of uncertainty and delay" when a judge made a "self-directed constitutional reference" instead of issuing an adoption order, prolonging and complicating the adoption proceedings.
Lerners
Meeting with a lawyer for the first time can be a daunting prospect, especially in the context of any family law issue; moreover, when you first need a family law lawyer, many issues or problems you are experiencing will likely be affecting much of your day-to-day life making an appointment with a lawyer even more overwhelming or confusing.
Mills & Mills LLP
In my last blog, I outlined the rights a common law partner has against the estate of his or her deceased partner.
O'Sullivan Law
This Advisory provides an overview of the legal concept of a trust, including its role in family wealth preservation and management.
McInnes Cooper
Here are some tax basics and key planning strategies for three common estate planning scenarios that Canadians with U.S. connections regularly face.
Clark Wilson LLP
Emily Clough, a partner in our Estates & Trusts group, was successful counsel for the plaintiff in a complex and precedent-setting case released yesterday by the British Columbia Supreme Court.
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