Civil Litigation

Cohabitation Agreements

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I am in a serious, committed relationship and have been living with my partner for 5 years now. I am uncertain if we will ever marry because neither one of us really believe it’s something that we want. Friends of ours were asking us if we had ever thought about a cohabitation agreement given our…

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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…

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Do you need a Lawyer to review your commercial lease?

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I run a small business and I am currently in the process of looking for commercial space. Do I need a lawyer to review the lease? A commercial lease is a complex legal document. In addition to the usual but important commercial provisions such as the term of the lease and monthly rentals, there are…

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Common Law Relationships 101

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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…

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Spousal Support Obligations

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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…

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Should I waive my right to a home inspection?

Do you need a home inspection in Canada

We placed an offer on a house, which was accepted by the sellers. The agreement is conditional upon a satisfactory home inspection. The house was built only a few years ago and we are considering waiving our right to a home inspection. If we do, what rights do we have if we discover some deficiencies…

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Motor Vehicle Accidents & Limitation Periods:

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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…

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The Importance of Annual Minutes

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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…

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