How Family Mediation Works in Ontario (A Step-by-Step Guide)

Family mediation is a common legal alternative that many people choose when going through divorce or separation. But what is it exactly, and how does mediation work in Ontario? Family mediation in Ontario allows both spouses to sit down, systematically work through their differences, establish terms and conditions, and produce an agreeable solution using an objective third party. Here is a step-by-step guide to family mediation, how it works in Ontario, and some details that can help you decide if it is the right path for you.  What is Mediation in Family Law?  Mediation is the process of using a neutral [...]

How Family Mediation Works in Ontario (A Step-by-Step Guide)2022-11-11T11:18:41-05:00

Why Hire a Canadian Immigration Lawyer?

While hiring a Canadian immigration lawyer is not a necessary step in the immigration process, it could provide several benefits.  Immigrating to Canada is a serious decision, and it takes more than just a desire to move to be successful in the process. The immigration process includes plenty of paperwork, understanding of bureaucracy, and patience.  Hiring an immigration attorney does not guarantee a successful immigration application, but it can increase your chances of success.  If you’re wondering, “why hire an immigration lawyer?” this post will explain what an immigration lawyer does while providing a list of reasons why you should hire [...]

Why Hire a Canadian Immigration Lawyer?2022-09-30T09:24:26-04:00

15 Questions to Ask Personal Injury Lawyers in Ontario

If you have suffered an injury in Ontario due to an accident or someone else’s negligence, you should consider hiring a personal injury lawyer.  Finding the right personal injury attorney to handle your unique case is the key to receiving the compensation you deserve.  One way to find the best lawyer for your case is to ask the right questions. It is natural to reach out to several personal injury firms before making your final decision, but when you do, you should ask the same questions to assess your options properly.  If you want to know what questions to ask a [...]

15 Questions to Ask Personal Injury Lawyers in Ontario2022-09-23T12:58:03-04:00

When to Contact an Employment Lawyer in Ontario

If you are wondering when to contact an employment lawyer, odds are good you already need one.  The time to reach out is as soon as you experience issues with your employment or your employees. As an employer, if you are drafting new employment contracts, policies, or benefits, an employment lawyer can support you in the process and ensure you are not violating employee rights.  These problems can be intimidating and you may be concerned about the costs but the truth is, it is often better to have the situation handled by a professional than it is to do nothing or [...]

When to Contact an Employment Lawyer in Ontario2022-07-27T10:10:36-04:00

Grandfathered Property Rights in Ontario: What You Need to Know

As a landowner, you may think you have the right to do whatever you want with your property. But, the fact is, you are limited in what you can do due to zoning by-laws and other ordinances like building codes.  It is, however, entirely possible that you may be exempt from the legal limitations imposed by these laws under something colloquially known as the grandfather clause.  What exactly are the grandfathered property rights in Ontario, how do they apply, and what does it mean for you as an owner or individual looking to purchase a property? To help you make sense [...]

Grandfathered Property Rights in Ontario: What You Need to Know2022-07-21T17:51:59-04:00

10 Questions to Ask Immigration Lawyers in Ontario

Hiring an immigration lawyer is a critical part of the immigration process. For those moving to Canada, and hoping to settle in Ontario, finding the right immigration lawyer can be the difference between an approved immigration application and a rejected one.  To help you find the right immigration lawyer, we’ve put together this list of questions to ask so you can avoid fraudulent actors and ensure your application process runs as smoothly as possible.  How Long Have They Been Practicing Immigration Law? Lawyers all over Canada are well educated and trained in Canadian Law. But in this instance,  you will want [...]

10 Questions to Ask Immigration Lawyers in Ontario2022-06-15T18:01:40-04:00

Understanding Wrongful Resignation in Ontario

The current employment and labour landscape have been complicated by the COVID-19 pandemic. While many businesses are allowed to resume normal (or near-normal) operations, some are struggling to staff these operations.  Employers are finding that laid-off employees are declining to return to work for a number of reasons. This has left employers short and scrambling to fill necessary positions.  Failure to inform an employer of an intent to resign, and failure to give what is known as reasonable notice, can result in a claim against the employee for wrongful resignation.  The unfortunate reality is that the pandemic is likely to give [...]

Understanding Wrongful Resignation in Ontario2022-04-20T18:58:44-04:00

Frustration of Contracts Ontario: What You Should Know

Frustration of contracts is a legal doctrine used most commonly in the area of employment law. While employment lawyers are quite familiar with its meanings and intricacies, most of the people impacted by the doctrine, namely employers and employees are not nearly as clear.  The COVID-19 pandemic has created complicated contractual relationships for many, raising many questions about frustration of contracts in Ontario.  To help employers and employees properly navigate this legal landscape, we are answering some common questions about the doctrine of frustration and what it could mean for you. What is Frustration of Contract? Some contracts contain what is [...]

Frustration of Contracts Ontario: What You Should Know2022-07-01T14:27:23-04:00

How to Adopt a Stepchild in Ontario

Blended families are a beautiful thing. And depending on the dynamics of your family, you may be looking to legally adopt your stepchild.  The process of stepparent adoption in Ontario is fairly straightforward but it is likely that you have a number of questions at the outset.  To help you understand the basics and prepare for the process, we’ve put together this list of frequently asked questions around the adoption of a stepchild in Ontario.  While each situation, and each family, is unique and will have its own circumstances to consider, the following information should be helpful to you in deciding [...]

How to Adopt a Stepchild in Ontario2022-01-04T15:07:45-05:00

Ontario Land Titles Act & Registry Act Explained

In the province of Ontario, there have long been two systems of property registration: the Registry System and The Land Titles System. However, for decades now, the province has been working towards merging these two into a single system of land registration called the land titles systems.  Land registration is intended to provide a uniform system under which documents (or instruments) can be registered that establish or transfer interests in a particular portion of land. And as these two registration systems start to merge, they will have effects on property owners.  What do these land registration systems mean for you, your [...]

Ontario Land Titles Act & Registry Act Explained2021-12-09T16:12:27-05:00
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