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Why A Henson Trust Could Matter For Your Family

Why A Henson Trust Could Matter For Your Family

Why A Henson Trust 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, ...
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How Getting A Divorce Works In Ontario

How Getting A Divorce Works In Ontario How Getting A Divorce Works In Ontario Find out how getting a divorce works in Ontario. The ups and downs of married life can put a strain on a relationship. Couples needing time away from each other to work out their differences might decide to live separate and ...
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Down Payment Made by Parents: Loan or Gift?

Posted June 13, 2018
Down Payment Made by Parents The Ontario Superior Court of Justice recently addressed whether a down payment made by a parent will be classified as a loan. They discussed if it would be excluded from the calculation of net family property. Or would it be considered a gift to be included as family property for ...
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Family Responsibility Office

Posted May 22, 2018
Family Responsibility Office Do you have a Ontario family law case that deals with support? You should discuss with a family lawyer how and when to contact and utilize the services provided by the Family Responsibility Office (F.R.O.).  F.R.O. is the best way for a person to enforce their court orders and domestic agreements to ...
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Pension and Divorce

Posted May 12, 2018
Pension and Divorce In Ontario family law proceedings there are guidelines and rules that provide for special treatment of certain personal assets. When it comes to dividing your assets along with those of your ex-spouse, you need to plan. Make sure that you are not too quick with your decisions. Think about who is to ...
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Family Law Disclosure

Family Law Disclosure Are you concerned about family law disclosure? In Ontario family law courts, it has become expected by judges that both parties to an action will provide any and all relevant financial and property disclosure to each other before bringing a motion or proceeding to a settlement conference. Yet a lot of people ...
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Can You Have Two Spouses At The Same Time?

Can You Have Two Spouses At The Same Time? Is it possible to have two spouses at the same time? We’re not talking about issues related to bigamy or polygamy. Did you know, that under Canadian law, it is possible to have two spouses at the same time? This article outlines how some individuals find ...
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What Is Financial Disclosure In Divorce?

What is financial disclosure and document production? Financial disclosure and document production relates to the information each party must provide to the other party. This is done to support claims for child support, spousal support, property, or exclusive possession of the matrimonial home. It includes both the financial statement that both parties are required to ...
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Mandatory Information Program Ontario

Posted March 9, 2018
Mandatory Information Program Ontario Across the provinces, the litigation process in Canada has started to require parties to take classes and seminars before starting family law litigation. It is an effort by the government to ensure that parties are informed about the legal process. People obtain details about available support programs and become more knowledgeable ...
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Legal Fees Tax Deduction

Posted March 1, 2018
Legal Fees Tax Deduction The cost of going to court can get expensive. When legal fees begin to increase, spouses start to look for ways to recapture their money spent. One question that clients have is whether they can claim their fees on their tax returns. The answer is yes, some legal fees can be ...
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