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Wednesday’s Video Clip: Ontario Wills & Estates – What Is A Power Of Attorney

Posted December 7, 2016

Wednesday's Video Clip: Ontario Wills & Estates - What Is A Power Of Attorney

In Ontario, a Power of Attorney is a legal document that gives someone else the right to act on your behalf.

In this video we discuss the importance of a Power of Attorney and what options and decisions you should consider when deciding who should be your power of attorney.

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New Surrogacy and Parenting Declaration Laws Upcoming in Ontario

Posted December 5, 2016

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New Surrogacy and Parenting Declaration Laws Upcoming in Ontario

Last week I wrote about the province’s new Bill 28, The All Families Are Equal Act (Parentage and Related Registrations Statute Law Amendment), 2016. This new legislation, which is at the Third Reading stage and thus likely to pass into valid law soon, makes several changes to existing statutes that govern the ...

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New Proposed Law Clarifies Parentage, Surrogacy Rights, and Rights Arising from Assisted Reproduction

Posted December 1, 2016

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New Proposed Law Clarifies Parentage, Surrogacy Rights, and Rights Arising from Assisted Reproduction

The province’s new Bill 28, the All Families Are Equal Act (Parentage and Related Registrations Statute Law Amendment), 2016 proposes some important government-initiated changes designed to provide “greater clarity to parenting laws in Ontario”. As for November 2, 2016, the Bill has been ordered for ...

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Wednesday’s Video Clip: Ontario Divorce Law – Is Collaborative Practice Right for You?

Posted November 30, 2016


Wednesday's Video Clip: Ontario Divorce Law - Is Collaborative Practice Right for You?

Collaborative Practice is a way for you to resolve disputes respectfully - without going to court - while working with trained professionals who are important to all areas of your life.

In this video we introduce the concepts of collaborative practice and many of the benefits this process offers couples going through a separation and divorce in ...

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Russell I. Alexander Awards 2016 Charitable Giving Fund Grant to Lindsay Girls Hockey Association

Posted November 29, 2016

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Pictured: Lynx Miget team Associate Lawyer Amie Daurio and Ashley Bobay of Russell Alexander, Collaborative Family Lawyers

 

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016
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Russell I. Alexander Awards 2016 Charitable Giving Fund Grant

Lindsay Girls Hockey Association is excited to ...

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Man, Married 33 Years, Robs Bank Rather Than Spend Another Minute with Wife

Posted November 28, 2016

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Man, Married 33 Years, Robs Bank Rather Than Spend Another Minute with Wife

For many couples, the decision to separate and divorce is not an easy one. But once the “writing is on the wall”, most unhappy spouses summon up the courage and wherewithal to get up and leave the relationship.

But few would choose the route taken by a 70-year-old Kansas man named Lawrence John Ripple in early September of this year. Rather ...

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Populism Paranoia Is Having a Chilling Effect on Canadian Public Discourse: Is There Room for Politics in the Courtroom?

Posted November 27, 2016

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Populism Paranoia Is Having a Chilling Effect on Canadian Public Discourse: Is There Room for Politics in the Courtroom?

Shortly after the presidential election, Trump-inspired sentiments invaded a Hamilton courtroom. Ontario Court Justice Bernd Zabel has been criticized for his actions after entering a hearing and setting a “Make America Great Again” baseball cap on his dais – a slogan that has ...

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Woman Liable to Neighbour for Almost $70,000 in Damages Because of Facebook Posts

Posted November 24, 2016

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Woman Liable to Neighbour for Almost $70,000 in Damages Because of Facebook Posts

Thinking about posting something mean about your no-good Ex on Facebook? Read this first.
In a recent B.C. Supreme Court decision called Pritchard v. Van Nes, a woman was found liable to pay her neighbor $50,000 in damages for defamation, plus another $15,000 in punitive damages – all because of some Facebook ...

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Wednesday’s Video Clip: Transfer of Property in Ontario – Separation or Divorce

Posted November 23, 2016


Wednesday's Video Clip: Transfer of Property in Ontario - Separation or Divorce

In Ontario, whenever there's a marriage breakdown, and spouses separate or divorce, if they jointly own property, then usually one spouse will release his or her interest in that property, either in return for an equalization payment or other predetermined benefit.

In this video, we explain how transfers of property in Ontario work, focusing on ...

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If Spouses Reach a Separation Agreement But Later Reconcile, Is the Agreement Still Good?

Posted November 21, 2016

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If Spouses Reach a Separation Agreement But Later Reconcile, Is the Agreement Still Good?

Here’s an interesting legal question arising from a not-uncommon scenario:

Two spouses decide mutually to separate. They negotiate and sign a separation agreement, and duly abide by its terms for a while. They later decide to reconcile, but the reconciliation doesn’t “stick” and they separate ...

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