Wednesday, September 28, 2016

LawFact of the Day: Family Law

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Ontario’s Family Law Act (FLA) governs the equalization and division of property between spouses upon marital separation.

It applies only to spouses who are legally married.
- Garry J. Wise, Toronto
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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

LawFact of the Day: Employment Law

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Can an employer lawfully terminate an exceptional employee who has had consistently good performance reviews?

Under Ontario law, an employer may terminate any employee without cause, so long as the employer provides reasonable notice, or pay instead of such notice, to the employee.

- Garry J. Wise, Toronto
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Monday, September 26, 2016

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Thursday, September 22, 2016

LawFact of the Day: Wills and Estates

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A last will can leave instructions for who will have custody of the deceased's children.

These custody appointments are valid for 90 days. After that, the court must make a permanent appointment.
- Garry J. Wise, Toronto
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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

LawFact of the Day: Family Law

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In addition to the basic child support payable under the Guidelines, additional amounts may be payable to cover special and extraordinary expenses incurred for a child’s daycare, medical care, education and extra-curricular activities like hockey and ballet. 

These additional expenses are shared by the parents in proportion to their respective incomes. 

- Garry J. Wise, Toronto
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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

LawFact of the Day: Employment Law

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Tuesday September 20 2016. Today we are talking about Employment Law.

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An employee who has been temporarily “laid off” may be entitled to treat the layoff as a permanent termination and claim notice and severance payments and other compensation.

Temporary layoffs may not be permitted unless there is employment contract that specifically allows for such layoffs. Seek legal advice to determine your rights and entitlements if you have been “laid off.”
- Garry J. Wise, Toronto
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Monday, September 19, 2016

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Friday, September 16, 2016

LawFact of the Day: Wills and Estates

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Friday September 16, 2016. Today we are talking about Wills and Estates.


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Ontario’s probate fees are $250 for the first $50,000 of an estate’s value and $15 for each additional $1,000. These fees are properly referred to as Estate Administration Taxes.

These taxes must be paid at the court when an Application is filed for the appointment of an Estate Trustee to administer an estate.

- Garry J. Wise, Toronto
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Thursday, September 15, 2016

LawFact of the Day: Civil Litigation

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Thursday September 15, 2016. Today we are talking about Civil Litigation.

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Civil lawsuits in Ontario’s Superior Court are commenced by issuing a document known as a Statement of Claim. A Defendant who is served in Ontario must file a Statement of Defence within 20 days of service.

If a Defendant is served elsewhere in Canada or the US, a Statement of Defence must be filed within 40 days of service.  If a Defendant is served outside Canada or the US, the Statement of Defence must be filed within 60 days of service.

- Garry J. Wise, Toronto
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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

LawFact of the Day: Family Law

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The amount of child support payable by a non-custodial parent is strictly governed by the Child Support Guidelines

The Guideline tables establish basic child support obligations and are based solely on the payor’s income, number of children, and province of residence.


- Garry J. Wise, Toronto
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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

LawFact of the Day: Employment Law

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Did you know "use it or lose it" vacation policies are illegal?


Upon termination of employment, any outstanding vacation is owed to the employee.


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Monday, September 12, 2016

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Thursday, September 08, 2016

LawFact of the Day: Family Law

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A family law Separation Agreement is a binding legal agreement signed by both spouses to document the resolution of all or some of the legal issues arising from their separation.

Both parties must obtain independent legal advice regarding the Agreement. Separation Agreements may be entered into by married and common law spouses.

- Garry J. Wise, Toronto
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Wednesday, September 07, 2016

LawFact of the Day: Employment Law

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Under Ontario’s Human Rights Code, where discrimination or harassment has been proven the Tribunal can award significant remedies to employees.  

A Human Rights Tribunal has power to order reinstatement of employment, restitution, monetary compensation for wage loss, and damages for injury to dignity, feelings and self-respect.

- Garry J. Wise, Toronto
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Tuesday, September 06, 2016

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Friday, September 02, 2016

LawFact of the Day: Civil Litigation

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Under Ontario’s court rules, parties to all lawsuits commenced in Toronto, Ottawa and Windsor are required to attend at mandatory mediation to attempt to achieve settlement. Approximately 45% of cases settle at mediation.

If all parties agree, mediation may also be conducted in lawsuits commenced outside Toronto, Ottawa and Windsor, but mediation is not mandatory outside these three jurisdictions.
- Garry J. Wise, Toronto
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Thursday, September 01, 2016

LawFact of the Day: Wills and Estates

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Thursday September 1, 2016. Today we are talking about Wills and Estates.

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For an Ontario will to be valid, it must be signed by the person making the will and be witnessed by two people who are not beneficiaries under the will.

A holograph will is an exception to these formal requirements. Holograph wills must be made entirely in the handwriting of the testator. No witnesses are required for a holograph will.

- Garry J. Wise, Toronto
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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

LawFact of the Day: Family Law

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Marriage contracts, also known as pre-nuptial agreements, enable spouses to privately determine how issues relating to their property and support will be resolved if they separate in the future. 

To ensure the enforceability of a marriage contract, both parties must make full financial disclosure to each other, receive independent legal advice and execute the agreement freely, voluntarily.

- Garry J. Wise, Toronto
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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

LawFact of the Day: Employment Law

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Ontario employers are prohibited from discrimination and harassment against any employee.

Employers may not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, citizenship, creed, gender, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, record of offences, marital status or family status. 
- Garry J. Wise, Toronto
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Monday, August 29, 2016

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- Garry J. Wise, Toronto
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