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Monday, March 09, 2020 @ 11:46 AM

When elderly adults get married | Steve Benmor

People marry for many reasons but companionship is one of the most popular reasons why older adults get married. Under Ontario law, the act of marriage has legal consequences. So when an elderly parent reveals to his adult children that he has decided to remarry, considering the potential financial consequences to him and his estate, it is understandable why some adult children would challenge his decision. ... [read more]

Friday, March 06, 2020 @ 3:39 PM

Unequal property division under s. 95 of the Family Law Act Dividing money

Since the Family Law Act, S.B.C. 2011, c. 25 (FLA) came into force in 2013, courts have grappled with the meaning of “significantly unfair” reapportionment claims. In B.C., separating spouses may be entitled to a greater portion of family property if they can prove that it would be significantly unfair to divide the family’s property equally. ... [read more]

Friday, March 06, 2020 @ 3:37 PM

Two judges appointed to Quebec Superior Court

The federal Department of Justice (DOJ) on March 6 announced that Claudia P. Prémont and Philippe Cantin are appointed judges of the Superior Court of Quebec. ... [read more]

Friday, March 06, 2020 @ 3:34 PM

Feds appoint judge to Ontario Superior Court of Justice

The Department of Justice announced on March 6 that Marc E. Smith, a partner at Forget Smith Barristers in Ottawa, is appointed a judge of the Superior Court of Justice of Ontario.  ... [read more]

Friday, March 06, 2020 @ 8:53 AM

Three leaders who embody International Women’s Day | Naomi Sayers

This International Women’s Day, a day started to celebrate women’s global achievements, is Sunday March 8. Sometimes, success and achievements look different for many. For me, success and achievements mean resisting interlocking systems of oppression to achieve greater equality, not just for women but for those who will come after us. Some of the women at the top of my mind during this day include these three inspiring Indigenous women: ... [read more]

Thursday, March 05, 2020 @ 2:29 PM

Powers of attorney for mobile clients: Multijurisdictional incapacity planning suitcase_travel_sm

Because there is a lack of harmonization between many jurisdictions as to what effect a power of attorney prepared in one jurisdiction will have in another jurisdiction, in particular powers of attorney for personal care and advance health directives, more thought and planning is needed to deal with incapacity issues in our increasingly mobile society. ... [read more]

Thursday, March 05, 2020 @ 9:29 AM

PERSONAL PROPERTY - Choses in possession - Ownership

Application by King for the return of personal property or for value in lieu. ... [read more]

Thursday, March 05, 2020 @ 8:46 AM

Sedona Canada’s e-discovery initiatives: 2020 and beyond personal_information_security_sm

Sedona Canada is a very busy organization these days, with more projects underway in 2020 than at virtually any other time in the group’s history. ... [read more]

Tuesday, March 03, 2020 @ 2:14 PM

Accountants: Willing and unwilling participants in family law litigation Four businesspeople

An accountant’s clients can separate, be served with a divorce application or have to deal with remnants of an earlier separation on issues such as child support and spousal support variation. The accountant should know his or her limitations in such circumstances and what to be mindful of should his or her involvement be necessary. ... [read more]

Tuesday, March 03, 2020 @ 7:55 AM


Application by the applicant Cohen and the respondent Estate for an order permitting them to question Radnoff, as a non-party, prior to trial. ... [read more]