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IN A DIVORCE CAN CHILDREN TESTIFY IN COURT?

Date: 06 Mar, 2014| Author: Fred Streiman

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| Author: Fred Streiman

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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Fathers fighting for custody of their young children give up, it can be

Date: 06 Mar, 2014| Author: Fred Streiman

In family law matters, we are met frequently with the commonly held assumption that fathers have no chance of obtaining custody of their children, particularly those under the age of 5. Dale Streiman Law LLP has extensive experience in this area and is home to highly qualified family law lawyers. The January 5th, 2012 Ontario […]

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The Right to Name a Child

Date: 06 Mar, 2014| Author: Fred Streiman

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| Author: Fred Streiman

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| Author: Fred Streiman

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| Author: Fred Streiman

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| Author: Elliott Dale

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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Summary Judgment Motions in civil matters

Date: 06 Mar, 2014| Author: Fred Streiman

The government and the courts have been striving with limited success to reduce legal fees and to shorten the court process. There has been available for a long time, the ability of a litigant* to bring a motion for summary judgment. It gives any party to a civil litigation action, the opportunity to ask the […]

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WRONGFUL DISMISSAL IS THE RULE OF THUMB MADE OUT OF PLASTER OR STEEL?

Date: 06 Mar, 2014| Author: Fred Streiman

Wrongful Dismissal, which is discussed elsewhere on this site, is the judge made law that is superimposed upon the Employment Standards Act. It deals with the situation of an employee who is dismissed without cause and what compensation they should receive as a result.The question becomes what reasonable notice should the employee have received at […]

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