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How Does A Legal Separation Work?

According to Statistics Canada, more than 840,000 people identify themselves as being separated from their spouse and another almost two million people are divorced. Divorce is the legal process for terminating a marriage, but there are reasons two people who are not getting along might decide to wait and not get a divorce. For them, ...
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Contest a Will in Ontario

Contest a Will in Ontario

                If you are looking to contest a will in Ontario, you have come to the right place. Disagreeing with a “final hour” change to a family will can have costly and sometimes unhappy consequences. Brothers Livio and Franco Quaggiotto took their dispute to the Court of Appeal ...
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7 Common Questions About Separation

                Questions About Separation Approximately 9 percent of the Canadian population 15 years of age and older is either divorced or separated. When couples decide to split up, divorce is one option, but one or both parties might not be ready to terminate the marriage. Separation offers an ...
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What You Need To Know About Separation in Ontario

What You Need To Know About Separation in Ontario

Your marriage vows might have included “till death do us part,” but you and your spouse need time apart. It might come as a surprise to learn that separating from your spouse does not involve any court proceedings or legal formalities. A separation occurs as soon as a couple lives separate and apart from each ...
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What You Need To Consider Before Filing For Divorce

What You Need To Consider Before Filing For Divorce

The stress and emotional turmoil associated with breaking up with your spouse can be overwhelming and lead to rushing to file for a divorce. There could be many good reasons for ending your marriage, including physical or mental abuse making it unsafe to continue the relationship, but rushing to file for divorce could be a ...
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Why A Henson Tust Could Matter For Your Family

Why A Henson Tust Could Matter For Your Family

What is a Henson trust? A recent Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) decision offers relief for parents and adults with disabilities. SA v Metro Vancouver Housing Corp, 2019 SCC 4, released Jan. 25, determined a Henson trust cannot be used to exclude beneficiaries from social benefits, provided the trust meets certain conditions. S.A., a long-term ...
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What to Do With a Will After a Death?

What to Do With a Will After a Death?

Your common law spouse of four years, Ben, has died at work from a massive stroke. What to do with a will after a death? Neither of you saw it coming. You lifted weights together every morning. How could this happen? You’re still grieving when his ex-wife lets herself into his Bracebridge cottage with her spare ...
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Healthy Marriages Are Only 30%

Relationship experts say healthy marriages only account for 30%. Is your’s one? As Valentine’s Day approaches, you may be encouraged to know love can even prevent real-life heart problems. People in healthy marriages are at lower risk for heart or blood vessel problems, couples data from the 20-year U.S. Marital Instability Over the Life Course ...
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