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Tag: Family Law

Tag: Family Law

Realtors; learn how to save a deal when spouses are feuding and being uncooperative over the sale of a property!

This article applies to legally married couples and not those in common-law arrangements.  The long and the short of it is that IF both spouses are...

ESTATE ADMINISTRATION: Advising the Surviving Spouse

The precise nature of the executor/trustee/personal representative’s obligation to advise the surviving spouse is not clear. If the estate trustee is responsible only to the estate...

ESTATES & NFP: Income Tax and Family Law considerations at death

Income Taxes at DeathClaims arising on the death of a spouse are not many, nor is there much jurisprudence dealing therewith. But claims arising on marriage...

ESTATES & EQUALIZATION: How the Courts can enforce your Family Law rights

Court OrdersThe court has extensive powers to enforce the equalization order, Family Law Act (FLA) section 9. It can order:Money to be paid;Security to be given;Payment...

ESTATES & EXECUTORS: How the Family Law Act impacts the administration of an estate

Restrictions on Distribution of EstateAfter the death of a spouse, no distributions can be made out of the estate during the six month period immediately following...

ESTATES & INTESTACY: Spousal statutory rights when there is no Will

Continuing the discussion of the effects of a Family Law election on various aspects of estate administration; its effect on intestacy is now reviewed.Effect on IntestacyIn...

ESTATES & EQUALIZATION: Spouses electing their Family Law rights and the consequences thereof

It cannot be stressed enough how important it is for the surviving spouse to establish his or her entitlement to insurance proceeds and to survivorship benefits...

ESTATES & NFP: How your estate will be impacted by your spouse’s statutory rights

The Impact of the Family Law Act on Estate Administration The administration of estates became very complicated with the enactment of Ontario’s Family Law Act (“FLA”)...

More Provisions in the Real Estate Agreement of Purchase and Sale

Spousal consentWhen selling a matrimonial home like a principal residence or cottage, it is always necessary to have the non-title holding spouse consent to the sale. ...

Guardians Chosen in a Will, and the the Children’s Law Reform Act

Guardians, Custodians, and the Children’s Law Reform ActConventionally, “guardians” of minor children are whomever the parent has named in his or her will to take care...