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July 2020 Archives

When should I update my estate plan?

Many individuals work hard to develop a comprehensive estate plan only to fail to update it after significant events. Similar to any domestic contract, the various estate planning documents should be reviewed and revised with regularity.

Domestic contracts and multigenerational households

We often discuss the importance of domestic contracts because they are a crucial tool couples can use to keep numerous complex factors organized. From property division to how debt responsibility is assigned when a relationship comes to an end, a contract can help couples avoid heated, emotional disputes in the future. Can these types of contracts be used to lessen the chance of arguments in a multigenerational home?

3 types of domestic contracts

When a couple faces a decision centered on the future of their relationship, they often turn to the legal system for guidance and stability. Fortunately, couples in Ontario have options to help them resolve the difficulties they are facing.

Covid 19: Considerations for Implementing the Mandatory Mask Order

On Friday June 26, 2020, Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington Public Health issued an Order under s.22 of the Health Protection and Promotion Act that requires businesses and municipal facilities to prohibit entry to people who are not wearing a face covering, with specific exemptions noted. Despite these clearly stated exemptions, a number of people in the community have reported being refused service because their face is not covered. This blog post will take a look at competing rights and obligations when it comes to face coverings under the current Order.