When Can a Divorce be Severed?

Rule 12(6) of the Family Law Rules allows a court to make an order splitting a divorce from the other issues in a case if neither spouse will be disadvantaged and reasonable arrangements have been made for the support of any children of the marriage. The case law on when a divorce can be severed…

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The Quality of Title and Adverse Possession

In Ontario, there are two land title registration systems: one under the Registry Act and the other under the Land Titles Act.  We commonly associate the former with paper deeds and other title documents, and the latter with electronically recorded title documents.  Around the year 2000, the Province of Ontario began the administrative process of…

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5 Reasons To Have a Will

“I can’t believe I haven’t done my Will yet! This is well overdue!” – It is not unusual for someone to say these things to me at the beginning of our first meeting to plan their Wills (and Powers of Attorney for Property and Personal Care). According to a new Angus Reid Institute poll, people cite a…

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