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My Mother was recently diagnosed with dementia, what should we do with regards to her will and powers of attorney?

My elderly mother was diagnosed with dementia a few months ago. She is rapidly deteriorating. She does not have signed Powers of Attorney documents. I have three other siblings. We need to sell her house and get access to her finances to pay her bills. What do we have to do? Attorney under Power of…

Happy Haloween!

This week RYAN asks: “I was in the pumpkin patch choosing a pumpkin for Halloween.  A zombie came up from behind and startled me.  I hit it with my shovel and it broke in two.  Can I get in trouble for this?” Well thank you for your question Ryan.  There is always some tough legal…

Common Law Relationships 101

Question: I have been living with my boyfriend for 18 months and we have no plans to get married.  At what point are we considered “common law” and what does that mean? What constitutes “common law” as most people use the term is highly dependent on circumstances.  In terms of the ownership of assets, a…

Spousal Support Obligations

Q: My husband and I have been married for 15 years. For the past 5 years my husband has been at home taking care of our 7 year old son while I advanced my career. Upon our separation, what obligations might I have in the way of spousal support? Whether or not a person may be…

Motor Vehicle Accidents & Limitation Periods:

I was injured in a car accident which was not my fault more than 3 years ago. I have just learned that as a result of my injuries I will need surgery and may never be able to work again. Before learning this from my doctor I had believed my injuries were not that serious…

The Importance of Annual Minutes

I have a corporation the shares of which are held only by me and members of my immediate family. Do I really need to have annual minutes? If your corporation is audited by the CRA and matters, such as the declaration of dividends, have not been formally documented by a written resolution of the directors…

Motor Vehicle Accidents: Should you Report a Potential Claim to an Insurer?

I was at a party out in cottage country and I collided with a parked car while leaving. There was some damage. I thought it looked pretty serious, but the owner said if I paid $500 cash, it would be no problem. Is there any down side to this? Yes. It is risky to settle…

Partnerships: How do they work and how are they setup?

My friend and I have an idea for a business and we are considering forming a partnership. How does a partnership work and how should one be setup? Whether or not a partnership exists is a fundamentally a legal question. Ontario’s Partnerships Act says that a relationship between “persons carrying on a business in common…

Short-Term Disability Insurance: What should you do when a claim is denied?

Question: I have been off work since May 2016 and have been trying to obtain short-term disability insurance since then. My doctor has provided me with three sick notes since then and at our last appointment she told me not to work. However, my application for short-term disability insurance has been denied. I’ve given the…

Small Businesses: Is it worth it to have a Lawyer review small contracts?

I run a small business and I have several small contracts that I am currently in the process of negotiating. Are these worth bringing to a lawyer for review? Depending on the type of contract, there are a number of areas a lawyer’s expertise can provide guidance, including contracts relating to employment or contractor relationships,…