There Is Always Someone Cheaper ( Page 2 )

There Is Always Someone Cheaper

I decided to write this short blog after seeing the below meme. There is always someone cheaper! There are many other common sayings that touch on the subway. “You get what you pay for.” “Nothing get’s you nothing.” Obviously, the meme is meant to be funny. But it also reminds me of times I tried ...
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Can You Change A Bad Will?

Can you leave adult children out of your will because you disagree with their choice of partner? Can you overturn a bad will? The Ontario Court of Appeal (ONCA) says so. When a grandfather discriminated against his daughter because of her child’s race, the Superior Court of Justice ruled his will offended Ontario public policy ...
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New Rules For Cryptocurrency To Protect Users

These proposals came when issues at QuadrigaCX, formerly Canada’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, led to calls for regulatory oversight of the notorious industry. Quadriga was granted creditor protection last month. Recently, a Canadian cryptocurrency exchange QuadrigaCX claims about $250 million of customers’ holdings are stuck in an electronic vault because the company’s founder Gerry Cotten died ...
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To Contest or Not to Contest

To Contest or Not to Contest

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 for Ontario (ONCA) in February 2019 after their mother revised her will 19 months before her March 2016 death. Eighty-seven-year old Maria Quaggiotto left the ...
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Answers to 7 Common 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 alternative to a divorce, but it is important to understand its ...
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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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Spousal Wills After Death

Spousal Wills After Death

Author: Linda Mueller – Communications Manager Your common law spouse of four years, Ben, has died at work from a massive stroke. 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 key. Ann’s a ...
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