Do I Really Need A Will?

June 7th, 2016 by | Posted in Estate Planning

Wills and Estates Series – Part 1 As the old adage goes, there are only two certainties in life: death and taxes. As we age, we inevitably wonder what will happen to the assets that we have accumulated over our lifetime. The answer, as always, is “it depends.” Over the next few months, the “Wills…

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New Auto Insurance Legislation Could Put Your Personal Assets at Risk

May 9th, 2016 by | Posted in Civil law, Litigation, Personal Injury

On June 1, 2016, the Ontario Automobile Insurance Scheme will come into effect. The new Ontario Auto Insurance Legislation, which is being promoted by the Ontario Government to reduce your premiums, will drastically reduce the “no fault benefits” that you currently have.  “No fault benefits” are benefits paid by your own insurer in the event…

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Where Should I Look for Benefits if I Am Injured and Unable to Work?

April 22nd, 2016 by | Posted in Civil law, Litigation, Personal Injury

According to Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation, there were approximately 48,000 people injured in car accidents in Ontario in 2014. [1] Unfortunately, many of these injuries often result in the inability to work for an extended period of time. This loss of income can cause further stress, both financially and emotionally, to the injured person, and…

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Estates and Firearms: A Tricky Asset to Handle

February 26th, 2016 by | Posted in Estate Planning

As of December 2014, there were nearly two million firearm licences issued to Canadian individuals. [1] Furthermore, an Angus Reid survey completed in 1991 estimated that Canadian firearm owners possess approximately 2.7 firearms on average. These statistics fail to account for all unlicensed firearms in Canada, thus, the true number of firearms is undoubtedly higher….

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Cross-Border Successions within the European States & Estate Planning for Canadians

September 11th, 2015 by | Posted in Tax Law

The European Union Community now consists of 28 Member States with a population of over 500 million.  In tandem with efforts to promote the easy movement of people and commerce between the Member States, judicial cooperation in civil matters having cross-border implications, including successions, has been a key common goal among the Member States. In…

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It’s The Law! The Good Samaritan

August 18th, 2015 by | Posted in Personal Injury

While driving northbound on Trafalgar Road with her young daughter, Suzanne Padt was suddenly faced with white-out conditions. She could not see where she was going and went off the road, rolling her car over and ending up in a ditch. Fortunately within a short period of time, four cars and a police officer stopped…

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