Tips for Divorce

10 Tips for Dealing With Divorce & Family Law Matters

The complexity of Divorce and Family Law matters can be an overwhelming challenge for any spouse. Although lawyers and judges have seen almost every version and variation of a divorce, spouses experiencing it for the first time encounter a steep learning curve. It would be oversimplified to distill such an …

Guardianship

Capacity and the Adult Guardianship and Trusteeship Act

What is the Adult Guardianship and Trusteeship Act The Adult Guardianship and Trusteeship Act is referred to when an adult may not be able to make decisions on their own about personal matters. Guiding Principles Adult presumed to have capacity until determined otherwise Adult entitled to communicate by any means …

Last Will

What happens when you do not have a Will?

What is the effect of a Will that is not valid or only partially valid, or where there is no Will (intestacy)? Your Estate may be divided among people you would not otherwise name as beneficiaries in your Will. Wills and Succession Act s. 37 and 38 If there are …

Domestic Contacts

Safeguarding Enforceability of Domestic Contracts

APOCALYPSE NOW REDUX: SAFEGUARDING ENFORCEABILITY OF DOMESTIC CONTRACTS AND EXERCISING PROFESSIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT Whether generated by the genuine good faith efforts of the parties or a subtle exploitation of leverage and ultimate capitulation, if nothing else, the Domestic Contract is the physical representation of the joint intention of the parties. …

Checklist

Breaking Up – CBA Checklist

The Canadian Bar Association has published a helpful checklist of money-saving tips that assists in dealing with any potential financial consequences of relationship breakdown. Recognizing that break-ups can be a difficult and emotionally turbulent time, the checklist works as a preliminary tool that: Describes how to prepare for the first …