Thursday, August 16, 2018

LawFact of the Day: Wills and Estates

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Thursday August 16, 2018.

Today we are talking about Wills and Estates.
In Ontario, you may complete a Power of Attorney for Personal Care to appoint one or more trusted persons to make medical decisions on your behalf in critical circumstances where you are unable to provide medical direction or informed consent on your own.

In your Power of Attorney for Personal Care, you may also indicate whether you wish extraordinary measures to be taken to resuscitate you or to extend your life in the event of a critical, terminally illness where there is no prospect of your recovery.
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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

LawFact of the Day: Family Law

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law on Wednesday August 15, 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, August 14, 2018

LawFact of the Day: Employment Law

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Tuesday August 14, 2018.

Today we are talking about Employment Law.
Do employees have different severance entitlements under the Employment Standards Act and in wrongful dismissal cases that are decided in Court?

Ontario’s Employment Standards Act provides only for employees’ minimum notice and severance entitlements.  Common law entitlements can be as much as one month for each year of service, or even more in exceptional circumstances.
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Monday, August 13, 2018

Top 10 Legal Headlines for the week of August 13, 2018

140Law: Here are our Top 10 legal headlines for the week of August 13, 2018.

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140Law: Legal Headlines for the week of August 13, 2018

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Thursday, August 09, 2018

LawFact of the Day: Family Law

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Thursday August 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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Wednesday, August 08, 2018

LawFact of the Day: Employment Law

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Wednesday August 8, 2018.

Today we are talking about Employment Law.
My ex-employer just gave me a severance proposal, but I was only given 3 days to respond. Is that legal?”

The law does not address this question. As a courtesy, you or your lawyer should advise your former employer in writing if an extension is required.
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Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Top 10 Legal Headlines for the week of August 7, 2018

140Law: Here are our Top 10 legal headlines for the week of August 7, 2018.

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

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Thursday, August 02, 2018

LawFact of the Day: Wills and Estates

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Thursday August 2, 2018.

Today we are talking about Wills and Estates.
A Last Will must provide adequately for all dependents who relied on the testator for financial support. Eligible dependents include a child, parent, spouse, or domestic partner.

If such dependents are not adequately provided for by a Will, the Court can order the Estate to pay support.
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Wednesday, August 01, 2018

LawFact of the Day: Family Law

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Wednesday August 1, 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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