When does my Child Support Obligation End?

Child support is a crucial aspect of family law in Ontario, ensuring that children receive the financial support they need after parents separate or divorce. One common question that arises among parents is whether their child support obligation ends when their child reaches the age of 18. In Ontario, child support does not automatically terminate […]

Expanding Medical Assistance in Dying Laws

Since June 2016 Canadian law has allowed for eligible Canadians to request medical assistance in dying (commonly know as MAID). In September 2019 the Superior Court of Quebec declared certain eligibility requirements for MAID to be unconstitutional. As a result, the government of Canada introduced Bill C-7 which proposes certain amendments to MAID designed to […]

Estate Trustee’s Duties: Funeral Arrangements and Disposition of the Body

It’s important to know that including burial and funeral arrangements in your Will does not make them legally binding. An estate trustee has many important duties including making funeral and burial arrangements for the deceased. While there are no property rights to a human body, an estate trustee has a right to possession of the […]

COVID-19: Remote Commissioning

COVID-19 has impacted nearly every aspect of our community including changes to our legal system. One of which is remote commissioning. Commissioning is the process whereby a commissioner, such as a lawyer, takes an oath or declaration from a person (the deponent) who signs a sworn document such as an affidavit. The deponent must swear […]

Why You Need a Power of Attorney for Property

What is a Power of Attorney for Property? A Power of Attorney for Property is a written document in which you (the “Grantor”) appoint another person (the “Attorney”) to act on your behalf. Through a Power of Attorney for Property you grant your Attorney the legal authority to make decisions on your behalf relating to […]