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IN A DIVORCE CAN CHILDREN TESTIFY IN COURT?

Date: 06 Mar, 2014

There is no legal prohibition, rather only a strong judge made tradition that children do not give evidence at trials, motions or even case conferences. This trend has strongly existed for the last twenty years, however, when I first began practicing in the stone age, it was not that rare. A judge would bring the […]

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Compensatory Support

Date: 06 Mar, 2014

Compensatory spousal support refers to the remedy for a party in a longer-term marriage who sacrificed opportunities, such as career advancement or furthering education, in order to care for the family. Objectives of compensatory support pursuant to Section 15.2(6) of the Divorce Act: [list type=”lower-alpha”] Recognize any economic advantages or disadvantages to the spouses arising […]

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The Right to Name a Child

Date: 06 Mar, 2014

This issue arises frequently after a brief relationship or marriage which results in the birth of a child. An example of this conflict is a mother seeking at the outset after separation trying to expunge any reference to the birth father’s surname. The law with respect to this is governed by the Vital Statistics Act […]

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Child Support for Adult Children

Date: 06 Mar, 2014

Many people may not know that child support obligations can, and often do, continue after the child reaches the age of 18. The concept of an adult child may seem like an oxymoron to some parents. They may think a child over 18 should support themselves financially. Other parents will continue to financially support their […]

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The Importance of Incorporating Your Business

Date: 06 Mar, 2014

Often clients come to meet me and discuss business opportunities, methods of business registration and the liabilities which they can incur. From the outset of the meeting, I try to establish: the goals of the client, the reason for starting up a business, and the liability exposure that they can undergo on a personal basis. […]

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Wrongful Dismissal

Date: 06 Mar, 2014

Your termination of employment may be justified if the employee’s behaviour includes verbal threats of violence or physical misdeeds. In June 2010, the Ontario government changed Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act. These amendments, which are described as Bill 168, place upon the employer a positive duty to deal with workplace violence and harassment. In […]

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Real Estate Newsletter

Date: 06 Mar, 2014

Why you need to use a lawyer for Real Estate Purchases and Sales: I often meet with clients to discuss representing them in their purchase and/or the sale of their residences or even commercial properties. Condominiums: Such real estate may include a condominium sale which has many issues such as financial status of the condominium […]

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