Friday, March 24, 2017

The Lawyer's Weekly: Social Media Postings Creating a Litigation 'Gold Mine'

BY SIMRAN BAKSHI, ASSOCIATE LAWYER

I was recently interviewed by Lawyer's Weekly correspondent Kim Arnott regarding the impact that social media can have in family law litigation.

Given the nature of issues presented in family law, it is really not all that surprising to see social media increasingly relied upon by the Courts as an important tool to better understand the conduct and lifestyle of the litigants involved.

To learn more about how social media is shaping our litigation system today, I would recommend reading this article; Social media postings creating a litigation 'gold mine'.
- Simran Bakshi, Toronto
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Thursday, March 23, 2017

LawFact of the Day: Wills and Estates

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law Toronto for Thursday March 23, 2017.

Today we are talking about Wills and Estates.


Ontario strictly requires that a Will be signed by the person making the will and be witnessed by two people who are not beneficiaries.

If these formal requirements are not met, a Will may be invalidated.

For more information on Employment Law, Family Law, Wills, Estates, and Estates Litigation, visit our website at www.wiselaw.net
 
- Garry J. Wise, Toronto
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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

LawFact of the Day: Family Law

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Wednesday March 22, 2017.

Today we are talking about Family Law.


The property rights of common law spouses upon separation are not governed by any Ontario statute.

Common law spouses may still advance family property claims, especially where property has been acquired in a “joint family venture,” or they have contributed to the acquisition, maintenance or improvement of property owned by a common law spouse.

For more information on Employment Law, Family Law, Wills, Estates, and Estates Litigation, visit our website at www.wiselaw.net.

- Garry J. Wise, Toronto
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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

LawFact of the Day: Employment Law

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Tuesday March 21, 2017.

Today we are talking about Employment Law.


Did you know that a probationary period may go longer than three (3) months?

The Employment Standards Act does not impose a probationary status for employees. It simply provides that there is no minimum notice or pay in lieu of notice required for employees with less than three months of service.

For more information on Employment Law, Family Law, Wills, Estates, and Estates Litigation, visit our website at www.wiselaw.net.
- Garry J. Wise, Toronto
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Monday, March 20, 2017

Top 10 Legal Headlines for the week of March 20, 2017

Here are our Top 10 legal headlines for the week of March 20, 2017 from @wiselaw on Twitter.

For more information on employment law, family law, and wills, estates and estates litigation, visit our website at www.wiselaw.net.


- Garry J. Wise, Toronto
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140Law: Legal Headlines for the week of March 20, 2017

Here are our leading legal headlines for the week of March 20, 2017 from Wise Law on Twitter



- Garry J. Wise, Toronto
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Thursday, March 16, 2017

LawFact of the Day: Wills and Estates

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Thursday March 16, 2017.

Today we are talking about Wills and Estates.


A Last Will must provide adequately for dependents who relied on the testator for financial support. Eligible dependents include a child, parent, spouse or domestic partner.

If such dependents aren't adequately provided for by a Will, they can ask a Court to order the Estate to pay support to them.

For more information on Employment Law, Family Law, Wills, Estates, and Estates Litigation, visit our website at www.wiselaw.net.
- Garry J. Wise, Toronto
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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

LawFact of the Day: Family Law

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Wednesday March 15, 2017.

Today we are talking about Family Law.


Many couples live separate and apart “under one roof,” following marital separation, and do not immediately physically separate by changing residency.

Legal advice should be obtained as to whether a separation has occurred that would be recognized under Ontario law.

For more information on Employment Law, Family Law, Wills, Estates, and Estates Litigation, visit our website at www.wiselaw.net
- Garry J. Wise, Toronto
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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

LawFact of the Day: Employment Law

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Tuesday March 14, 2017.

Today we are talking about Employment Law.


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

Upon termination of employment, any outstanding vacation pay must be paid to the employee.

For more information on employment law, family law, wills, estates, and estates litigation, visit our website at www.wiselaw.net.
- Garry J. Wise, Toronto
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Monday, March 13, 2017

Top 10 Legal Headlines for the week of March 13, 2017

Here are our Top 10 legal headlines for the week of March 13, 2017 from @wiselaw on Twitter.

For more information on employment law, family law, and wills, estates and estates litigation, visit our website at www.wiselaw.net.


- Garry J. Wise, Toronto
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140Law: Legal Headlines for the week of March 13, 2017

Here are our leading legal headlines for the week of March 13, 2017 from Wise Law on Twitter


- Garry J. Wise, Toronto
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Thursday, March 09, 2017

LawFact of the Day: Wills and Estates

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Thursday March 9, 2017. Today we are talking about Wills and Estates.

For more information on Employment Law, Family Law, Wills, Estates, and Estates Litigation, visit our website at www.wiselaw.net



When a person dies in Ontario, and no next of kin claims an inheritance from the Estate, the government attempts to locate a surviving relative

The Ontario Public Guardian and Trustee may take steps like retaining professional genealogists or private investigators to locate living relatives.
- Garry J. Wise, Toronto
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Wednesday, March 08, 2017

LawFact of the Day: Family Law

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Wednesday March 8, 2017. Today we are talking about Family Law.

For more information on Employment Law, Family Law, Wills, Estates, and Estates Litigation, visit our website at www.wiselaw.net.


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, March 07, 2017

LawFact of the Day: Employment Law

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Tuesday March 7, 2017. Today we are talking about Employment Law.

For more information on Employment Law, Family Law, Wills, Estates, and Estates Litigation, visit our website at www.wiselaw.net.

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Did you know that certain terms of an employment contract are applicable even after the end of your employment.

This can include the duty of confidentiality, non-solicitation, and non-compete clauses. It is important to carefully review your employment contract to fully understand your obligations both during your employment and thereafter.



- Garry J. Wise, Toronto
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Monday, March 06, 2017

Top 10 Legal Headlines for the week of March 6, 2017

Here are our Top 10 legal headlines for the week of March 6, 2017 from @wiselaw on Twitter.

For more information on employment law, family law, and wills, estates and estates litigation, visit our website at www.wiselaw.net.



- Garry J. Wise, Toronto
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140Law: Legal Headlines for the week of March 6, 2017

Here are our leading legal headlines for the week of March 6, 2017 from Wise Law on Twitter


- Garry J. Wise, Toronto
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Thursday, March 02, 2017

LawFact of the Day: Wills and Estates

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Thursday March 2, 2017. Today we are talking about Wills and Estates.

For more information on Employment Law, Family Law, Wills, Estates, and Estates Litigation, visit our website at www.wiselaw.net.

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When a person is married in Ontario, the marriage automatically revokes a prior Last Will made by that person.

The sole exception to this rule is a Last Will that is specifically made in anticipation of an upcoming marriage to a specific person.
- Garry J. Wise, Toronto
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Wednesday, March 01, 2017

LawFact of the Day: Family Law

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Wednesday March 1, 2017. Today we are talking about Family Law.

For more information on Employment Law, Family Law, Wills, Estates, and Estates Litigation, visit our website at www.wiselaw.net.

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A final Separation Agreement will document all issues that have been resolved by the parties signing it, along with any remaining actions, payments or arrangements required to complete the Agreement

Additionally, a Separation Agreement will include extensive releases by both parties of all future claims they may have against each other regarding their property, support and estates.

- Garry J. Wise, Toronto
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