Mondaq Canada: Family and Matrimonial
O’Sullivan Estate Lawyers LLP
If you own a cottage or vacation home, your personal, emotional and financial commitment to it is often very significant.
Matthew Jeffery Barrister & Solicitor
As a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, you are allowed to sponsor certain family members to reside in Canada indefinitely.
O’Sullivan Estate Lawyers LLP
A well drafted will is not worth the (stack of) paper it is written on if it fails to achieve the client's objectives.
O’Sullivan Estate Lawyers LLP
One of the issues of increasing concern to parents is having that family wealth conversation.
O’Sullivan Estate Lawyers LLP
It is becoming more and more the "norm" in many areas of day-to-day life that in lieu of an original paper copy of a document being given to us during some form of transaction or interaction, the document is instead created and sent to us digitally.
Devry Smith Frank LLP
Brennan and Robin Thicke, sons of the late Alan Thicke, a Canadian actor, songwriter, game and talk show host best known for his role as Jason Seaver on the television series Growing Pains...
O’Sullivan Estate Lawyers LLP
In this Client Advisory, we present an overview of Ontario's estate administration tax (formerly "probate fees") regime.
O’Sullivan Estate Lawyers LLP
Notwithstanding their critical importance, it seems that letters of wishes tend to be underutilized.
O’Sullivan Estate Lawyers LLP
Approximately one in seven Canadians experiences some type of disability, and this number is growing.
Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP
If an asset passes in joint tenancy, the personal representative of the estate must consider whether it is truly held in joint tenancy or whether it is subject to a resulting trust in favour of the estate
O’Sullivan Estate Lawyers LLP
A marriage contract can also provide for a deduction of the value of a matrimonial home at the date of the marriage to protect against its value being immediately subject to equalization...
O’Sullivan Estate Lawyers LLP
Trustees manage assets for the benefit of beneficiaries in accordance with specified terms.
O’Sullivan Estate Lawyers LLP
Most importantly, the law, not you, will determine distribution of your estate, which in most cases will not reflect your intentions and desires.
O’Sullivan Estate Lawyers LLP
Given society's increased mobility and the globalization of our assets, it is becoming more common to own property located in several jurisdictions.
Lerners
The saga of Dagg v. Cameron Estate has finally arrived at a conclusion that is very reassuring for family law lawyers and clients.
The Ross Firm
While separating spouses may bristle at the idea of providing financial support to each other, child support is an inescapable legal obligation.
McLennan Ross LLP
When drafting a will, people expect that their wishes will be respected after they pass away. However, like any other legal document, the validity of a will may be challenged.
Devry Smith Frank LLP
I want to change my child support amount and the visitation agreement. How do I go about doing that and what forms do I need?
The Ross Firm
Separation and divorce don't always have to end up in acrimonious court battles.
Devry Smith Frank LLP
Recent news stemming from Italy regarding child protection and custody sparks an interesting conversation for those of us in Canada.
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McLennan Ross LLP
Life insurance is a familiar product to many of us and can be an element of estate planning that should not be overlooked. It is typically used to either create or preserve wealth and can be used in a variety of ways in structuring an estate plan
Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP
In August 1, 2014, the statutory definition of "dependent child" in the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations was amended from "less than 22" to "less than 19", reducing the number of family members eligible to apply to immigrate to Canada.
O’Sullivan Estate Lawyers LLP
Given society's increased mobility and the globalization of our assets, it is becoming more common to own property located in several jurisdictions.
McInnes Cooper
In three years (lightning speed in the law), medically assisted dying went from being illegal to being legal. A great deal has changed, a great deal will still change, and a great deal of uncertainty...
Blaney McMurtry LLP
In Halliwell, the Court discussed in detail the difficult issue of applying the Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines to high income cases (over $350,000).
Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP
Transferring assets by way of joint tenancy is one of the most popular estate planning tools, given its relative ease and low cost of implementation.
Lerners
The saga of Dagg v. Cameron Estate has finally arrived at a conclusion that is very reassuring for family law lawyers and clients.
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
This newsletter provides a summary of recent jurisprudential developments that affect pensions and benefits.
Devry Smith Frank LLP
I want to change my child support amount and the visitation agreement. How do I go about doing that and what forms do I need?
O’Sullivan Estate Lawyers LLP
This Advisory provides an overview of the legal concept of a trust, including its role in family wealth preservation and management.
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