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7 Things To Know When Drafting A Will With Your Lawyer

Drafting a legal will is one of the most thoughtful things you can do for your loved ones. It is a way to ensure that everything you have worked hard for can benefit your family, even after you are gone. Allocating your wealth after your departure can be easier said than done, though. A poorly drafted will can become the source of domestic…

What To Do Before Filing For Divorce

Filing for divorce or separation is a last-recourse solution to redress the emotional or financial woes caused by a dysfunctional marriage. The law rarely makes the dissolution of a marriage a simple process, so you must be fully prepared for it by the time you are serving your spouse the divorce papers. Failing to lay the groundwork for a…

Questions To Ask Your Divorce Lawyer

While the divorce rate has remained steady in Canada, any Canadian couple still has a 38% to 41% chance of divorcing. If we factor in separations that do not end in divorce, the number of Canadians who are no longer in a marital relationship is likely much higher. Though divorces are quite common and accepted in Canada, they are never easy. A…

4 Ways Having a Power of Attorney Can Improve Estate Planning

Thinking about what life could look like if you were to become incapacitated and unable to make financial decisions is uncomfortable, but it truly is a gift to your family and the legacy you will leave them. You’ve worked hard for what you have and you want to ensure that your estate is well taken care of if you are unable to make those…

3 Important Things You Should Include In Your Prenuptial Agreement

The last thing you want to think about when you are getting married is the possibility of getting a divorce. Prenuptial agreements can be a sensitive subject for many couples as they seem to signify a distrust with their partner and a lack of confidence that the marriage will survive long-term. However, considering the current divorce rates, this…

4 Tips On How To Live Together During A Separation

When people first hear the word divorce, it can call to mind immediately, the horror stories that can come with the process. Some people may not realize that there is the option to separate before continuing down the divorce path. However, separation is still a trying, emotional time in a person's life, especially with children involved. …

Top 3 Reasons To Consult A Family Lawyer

The family is one of the most important emotional and social circles in your life. When it comes to your family and how it relates to the law, navigating legal matters can become complicated. To preserve the unconditional love and longevity of family units, it is critical to have family law matters resolved promptly. It is essential to have a…

How To Handle Divorce Amicably and Respectfully

People go through a lot when they are getting a divorce. It can be financially devastating, emotionally trying, and overall extremely exhausting. However, it doesn’t have to be that way. There are ways you can make the divorce as civil as possible for you and your spouse, by embracing cooperation and communication. Here is a list of some…

Is A common-law Relationship a Better Choice For Me?

A common-law relationship is a partnership of adults who live together and have an exclusive commitment to each other. The key part of a common-law relationship is that there is no formal ceremony of marriage or registration of the relationship. There are no one-size-fits-all procedures for ending a common-law relationship unless there is a…

Do It Yourself Wills, Beware!

The power of DIY can be overwhelming. Who needs professionals when you can engage in DYI table building, DIY plumbing, or DIY room décor? Enter the DIY Will. Yes there are Will Kits and online Will forms that allow an individual to do their own estate planning from the comfort of their own home, without the use of a lawyer. Here, you have…

A Common Law Fairytale, Do I Really Need a Cohabitation Agreement?

Once upon a time, there was a princess and prince who fell madly in love. They couldn’t imagine their lives without each other. They weren’t ready to get married yet , so they decided to try out the future together by moving in together. What could be the harm? With starts in their eyes, they moved in together without a second thought. …

Do I Really Need a Lawyer?

One of the most common questions I get from prospective clients is “Do I need to hire a lawyer? Can I do it myself? ” The simplest answer to that question – is “it depends”. Obtaining legal advice from the outset is an absolute must no matter how you decide to proceed. Only lawyers can provide legal advice. Ensure you…

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Our Practice is Dedicated to Family Law

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