Estate Planning for the Modern Family: How to Avoid Litigation

Article
October 26, 2018
Read Time: 5 minutes

Estate planning has only become more complicated in today’s modern society of remarriages, second families, and non-traditional relationships. The desire to ensure the well-being of a second spouse or common-law partner after your death may conflict with your goals to ultimately benefit and provide for your children from previous relationships. And you will no doubt want to avoid a scenario where your loved ones are left fighting over money after your death. How do you do this?

Separating love from business: Legal tips on how to manage your assets alongside family life

Blog Post
May 7, 2018
Read Time: 4 minutes

The balance between life and work has long been a struggle for professionals. And things tend to become all the more complicated when assets – whether in the form of company shares, investments, real estate or otherwise – are brought into the equation. While most people don’t enter into a romantic partnership planning for it to end, breakups nevertheless do happen. And when not managed properly, they can be financially devastating.

Dependant Relief and Defining Relationships

Blog Post
March 6, 2018
Read Time: 3 minutes

A recent Ontario Superior Court of Justice decision, Stajduhar v. Wolfe, hinged on the relationship between the deceased and the claimant: specifically, how long they had lived together, if at all.