Thursday, May 24, 2018

LawFact of the Day: Wills and Estates

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Thursday May 24, 2018.

Today we are talking about Wills and Estates.

If a deceased person owed support to a spouse or child under the Family Law Act, they may be entitled to support from the deceased's estate.

If the deceased's will doesn't provide for these obligations, the support recipient can apply in court to receive the support they are owed.

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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

LawFact of the Day: Family Law

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Wednesday May 23, 2018.

Today we are talking about Family Law.

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. Nov. 16

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.

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

LawFact of the Day: Employment Law

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Tuesday May 22, 2018.

Today we are talking about Employment Law.
It is very difficult for employers to prove “just cause” for termination, unless there is evidence of gross or wilful misconduct, like theft, fraud, or intentional dereliction of duties.
To establish cause” for termination because of performance concerns, employers must typically provide several written warnings as well as adequate opportunity for the employee to improve job performance. 
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Monday, May 21, 2018

Top 10 Legal Headlines for the Week of May 21, 2018

140Law: Here are our top 10 Legal Headlines for the week of May 21, 2018.

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140Law: Legal Headlines for the week of May 21, 2018

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Thursday, May 17, 2018

LawFact of the Day: Wills and Estates

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Thursday May 17, 2018.

Today we are talking about Wills and Estates.

An estate trustee is entitled to be paid for the work they do on behalf of the estate.


The compensation is 2.5% of each transaction in and of the estate, and 0.4% of the average value of the estate for each year they act as trustee. 

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

LawFact of the Day: Family Law

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Wednesday May 16, 2018.

Today we are talking about Family Law.

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.

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

LawFact of the Day: Employment Law

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Tuesday May 15, 2018.

Today we are talking about Employment Law.

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.” 

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Monday, May 14, 2018

Top 10 Legal Headlines for the Week of May 14, 2018

140Law: Here are our top 10 Legal Headlines for the week of May 14, 2018.

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Thursday, May 10, 2018

LawFact of the Day: Wills and Estates

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Thursday May 10, 2018.

Today we are talking about Wills and Estates.

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.

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Wednesday, May 09, 2018

LawFact of the Day: Family Law

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Wednesday May 9, 2018.

Today we are talking about Family Law.

The first same-sex marriage in Ontario occurred on January 14, 2001. Its legality, along with the legality of many other same-sex marriages,  was affirmed by the Ontario Court of Appeal on June 10, 2003 in a case called Halpern v. Canada.


Same-sex marriage and divorce have been recognized throughout Canada since July 20, 2005, when the Government of Canada passed the Civil Marriage Act, which newly defined marriage in a gender-neutral manner.

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Tuesday, May 08, 2018

LawFact of the Day: Employment Law

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Tuesday May 8, 2018.

Today we are talking about Employment Law.

The amount payable to wrongfully dismissed employee depends on length of employment, age salary and several other factors.


It can be as much as one month for each year of service, or even more in exceptional circumstance.

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Monday, May 07, 2018

Top 10 Legal Headlines for the Week of May 7, 2018

140Law: Here are our top 10 Legal Headlines for the week of May 7, 2018.

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140Law: Legal Headlines for the week of May 7, 2018

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Thursday, May 03, 2018

LawFact of the Day: Wills and Estates

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Thursday May 3, 2018.

Today we are talking about Wills and Estates.

Life insurance policies that designate a beneficiary become that beneficiary's property on the day the insured dies.


They don't become part of the insured's estate and they aren't subject to estate tax.

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Wednesday, May 02, 2018

LawFact of the Day: Family Law

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Wednesday May 2, 2018.

Today we are talking about Family Law.

In determining entitlement to spousal support, Ontario courts consider the financial means of both spouses, the length of their marriage, and any economic disadvantage experienced by a spouse as a result of the marriage.


Also relevant is any significant disparity between the incomes of the spouses, the goal of encouraging economic self-sufficiency, and several other important factors. 

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Tuesday, May 01, 2018

LawFact of the Day: Employment Law

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Tuesday May 1, 2018.

Today we are talking about Employment Law.

If your employment agreement prohibits you from competing with your employer or soliciting its customers after you leave, those restrictions may not be enforceable.

Non-competition agreements are generally unenforceable against Ontario employees. Many non-solicitation agreements may also be unenforceable.  Seek legal advice if you have signed such an agreement. 

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