What is a Will and why do you need one? A Will is simply a document which tells your loved ones how your property should be distributed upon your death. If you die without a Will, the government assumes control and dictates how your property should be distributed. With a Will, you maintain the power to determine who will be the guardian for your children, and exactly how your estate will be disbursed among your loved ones. If your Will is more than 10 years old, the supporting Affidavits of Execution, will not have been produced, nor will there be Powers of Attorney. Without these documents your Wills will be substantially more expensive to Probate upon death and without Powers of Attorney upon illness your financial affairs will be compromised as well as your health care.
Please feel free to give this office a call to ensure your loved ones are provided for, and your Estate is fully protected.
My offices have a long term relationship with a highly experienced financial and estate planner. He works with me to create a personal financial plan, using spread sheet tools to forecast, at any stage of your life, how much money and resources it will take in your particular circumstances to carry you through to the end, including the consideration of all those anomalies which do crop up.
There are an abundance of legal issues involved in buying or selling your home and you need legal advice. This process begins before you sign the Agreement of Purchase and Sale where you must have legal advice before binding yourself to the most expensive purchase/sale you will make in your lifetime.
When you are purchasing a home, you want to feel secure about the fact that you own your home. You may also need advice about who should officially own the property, what kind of mortgage you should obtain, and many other decisions that have to be made when buying a home.
When you are selling your home, you want to make certain that it will close on the date set and that there will not be litigation following the sale.
My offices are here to help guide you through this process, and to protect your interests every step of the way.
On the breakdown of a common-law relationship property disputes are effectively decided on the basis of unjust enrichment. One party may make a claim that they are enriched by the other through work or contribution of monies. Accordingly, one party is claiming that they suffered a deprivation while the other party enjoyed the benefit. Further, there must be no juristic reason that the other party should retain the benefit.
This office has almost 40 years of experience in this area and can provide the right advice and direction to make certain that the benefits of the Supreme Court of Canada's redefined definition of this area of law are applied to your case.
Certainly this office counsels the benefits of cohabitation agreements which if signed at the beginning of the relationship, define the resolution, should the relationship end, without the expense and uncertainty of litigation.
In Canada no two families are the same. Each family has different needs within society and go though various trials and tribulations. The Law is there to help protect and keep each family legally protected.
We work tirelessly to assist in the family's journey to obtain the best possible outcome for the children and the parents given the always special circumstances of the separation. Sadly, there are no magic formulas to create an ideal situation where the parents collaborate peacefully but that is what we strive to obtain. The right solicitor is an essential beginning and these offices will provide that.
What is a good divorce? Is it even possible to have a good divorce? These are questions asked by thousands of Canadian couples each year as they proceed through what can be a grueling and emotionally draining process. This Office believes that a good divorce is possible.
Emotions run high during settlement of family law disputes. People often say that they are willing to do whatever it takes to “win.” The price to the family, both financially and emotionally, are just too high. We work tirelessly to assist in the family's journey to obtain the best possible outcome for the children and the parents but keep the case from degrading into a battle for the sake of a battle.
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You may not, under any circumstances, rely on information found on my website as legal advice. Legal matters are always complicated and client specific for which general advice cannot suffice.
For assistance with your specific legal problem or inquiry, please contact me and I will be pleased to discuss your legal issues and provide a complete solution for you.