Articles Posted by Alistair Vigier

Divorce Among Polyamorist Groups

For those that are not familiar with what a polyamorist is, it is often called an open relationship. It is different to bigamy which means being married to two people at once and is illegal. One or both spouses date and/or sleep with more than one person but it is not considered “cheating.” This is ...
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Gifting Your Estate

Taxes. They are universally hated. And unavoidable. But did you know there is a way to reduce your taxes by gifting your estate to heirs while you are alive? When you die, your heirs pay probate fees on your estate. That includes real estate you own in Ontario or hold in someone else’s name, bank ...
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Immigrants Need Not Apply

Many growing businesses stress about hiring but give off the attitude that “Immigrants need not apply.” My name is Stuart Rudner and I see that normally the companies two biggest concerns are: Can we afford more staff? Am I hiring the right person? From the lawyer perspective the risks include: A Human Rights claim Failing to ...
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Best Family Law Lawyer

Are you looking for the best family law lawyer in Toronto? No lawyer or law firm in Toronto can call themselves the best family law lawyer. But there are steps you can take to separate the bad, good, and best Toronto family lawyers. Step 1: Find a lawyer that does your area of law (type ...
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Is It True Marriage Is Dying?

People don’t just get married for love. For thousands of years it has been a way to live a better life. Living together and sharing resources is much more cost efficient than living apart. It is possible that one day only middle-class people who are trying to get into the upper class will get married. ...
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Andrew Feldstein- Toronto Family Lawyer

Andrew Feldstein Mr. Feldstein is a 25+ year call family lawyer. Andrew Feldstein has agreed to co-counsel with ClearWay Family Lawyers on larger files that require a senior family lawyer. He also runs his own firm in northern Toronto.  Mr. Feldstein has a passion for helping clients with complex family law matters. He regularly appears ...
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How to Get A Quick Court Order

Family law matters can go on for months or years. You might be wondering how to get a quick court order. Sometimes you might need to bring a motion for a temporary court order while you wait for a court date. Some things can’t wait. Some people want to bring an emergency motion to get ...
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Can You Make Your Own Will?

Is it possible to make your own will? The quick answer is yes. Handwritten wills can be legal in Ontario. Even an unsent text message was honoured as a man’s final wishes in Australia. You could go one step further and buy a make-your-own-will kit. It all sounds so simple. But is a handwritten will ...
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What Happens When You Die Without A Will?

Susie was 36 when she caught the flu. She never thought about  what happens when you die without a will. Her fever raging and gasping for air, she had a friend drive her to a medical clinic late one evening. From there, it was a quick trip to a hospital ICU. Within days, she was ...
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Key Points from Inc Magazine Event

After applying for the Inc Magazine 30 under 30 award, I was sent an invite to attend the Inc Founder House. I was told the event was to celebrate Inc Magazine turning 40 years old. Also, at some point 40 successful mentors would be paired with 40 start up entrepreneurs. Little further information was provided, ...
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