Why It Is Important That People In A Common Law Relationship Have Wills To Protect Their Rights To Property And To Provide For Their Children

December 19, 2008 by  
Category: Wills

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If someone is living in a common law situation, it’s imperative to have an up-to-date will and an estate plan to protect the rights of the surviving spouse. Sometimes a client says, “Well, it’s a very small estate, and it’s all going to my spouse.” But people don’t understand that it’s not a marriage situation, […]

Your Rights In A Divorce Case When Children Are Involved

December 17, 2008 by  
Category: Divorce

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The number one question that people ask me at the start of a divorce case is, usually: what are my rights? People facing the possibility of divorce want to know what they are entitled to and what their responsibilities are. They need to inform themselves so they can protect their own interests and, if there […]

The Rights Of Spouses And Children During An Intestacy

October 21, 2008 by  
Category: Litigation Law

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What rights does the family have when the deceased has no will? Ontario law has evolved both in terms of common law and legislation to provide a structure for the inheritance rights of legally married spouses, children and common law spouses. There is some overlap in those rights and some big differences. Imagine two scenarios. […]

How Parents Must Prepare For Their Children’s Futures

September 25, 2008 by  
Category: Medical Malpractice

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Parents also have to look ahead at their children’s futures and at what they will need when they become adults. We rely on very skilled people to help us with these assessments; they do neuropsychological evaluations and look at the children’s development, not just intellectually but socially as well. Certain injuries can result in serious […]

How Parents Must Advocate For Their Child’s Welfare

September 23, 2008 by  
Category: Medical Malpractice

Parents usually feel very close to the doctors whom they have relied on and trusted. They don’t wish to challenge this person whom they’ve had a relationship with and whom they may well like very much. But in the end, once the parents weigh the relationship with the doctor to the damage that’s been done […]