Estate Planning

Estate planning is a critical aspect of life that often gets overlooked until it’s too late. It’s important to work with an estate lawyer to ensure that your assets are distributed according to your wishes and your loved ones are taken care of. One of the main areas where estate lawyers provide their expertise is in estate litigation. Estate litigation involves legal disputes over the distribution of assets of a deceased person, and it can be complex and emotionally charged. An experienced…

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Disclosure Obligations in Real Estate Transactions

Description: There are many ways that a lawsuit can occur in the world of real estate. One of the most common reasons for a lawsuit is disclosures. Find out exactly what a real estate disclosure is, examples of them and how to avoid getting caught up in a disclosure-related lawsuit. Keywords: Real estate disclosures, real estate litigation, real estate, disclosure statements.   The article has been kindly provided by our client Real Estate Bay Realty Real Estate Disclosure Related Lawsuits It doesn’t matter if you’re…

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Deciding Between Small Claims Court And Superior Court

If you’re looking for a Litigation Lawyer, whether for an Employment Law matter (such as Wrongful Dismissal, Constructive Dismissal, Severance Pay), Commercial Litigation or other matter, if your case falls in the $20-40,000.00 range, a decision must be made early on whether to start a Claim in Small Claims Court (limited to $25,000 in Ontario), or Superior Court (over $25,000). The answer may seem to be obvious – “if I’m claiming more than $25,000 then I’ll start it in Superior Court, and…

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Comprehensive Guide To Estate Litigation: Protecting Your Rights And Interests

TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction to Estate Litigation Common Grounds for Estate Litigation The Estate Litigation Process Role of Estate Litigation Lawyers Strategies for Successful Estate Litigation Alternative Dispute Resolution in Estate Litigation Conclusion INTRODUCTION TO ESTATE LITIGATION Estate litigation is a legal process that arises when disputes occur in relation to the administration, distribution, or interpretation of a deceased person’s estate. It involves resolving conflicts among beneficiaries, executors, trustees, and other interested parties…

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Bardal Factors And The Reasonable Notice Limit – When To See An Employment Lawyer

Bardal Factors and the Reasonable Notice Limit – When to see an Employment Lawyer What is considered a reasonable notice period? There is no dispute that an employer owes a duty to an employee to act fairly and reasonably. In circumstance where an employee has been terminated for reasons besides just cause, a notice of termination (or pay in lieu) is required by the employer. This is also known as “severance pay”, which in Ontario is comprised of a statutory notice…

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5 Things To Know About Failed Real Estate Deals

Your House Sale or Property Sale Fell Through? What now? Will I need a Litigation Lawyer? Who gets the deposit? Generally speaking, when a house sale falls through the vendor of the property retains the deposit unless there’s specific wording in the Agreement of Purchase and Sale that states otherwise.  That’s true even if the vendor resells the home at the same, or even a higher, price. The price of the house dropped after the property sale fell through. Now…

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5 Things That Affect Your Severance and Notice Pay

Fired? Laid Off? “Downsized”?  Here are five things you need to know that can affect your Severance and Notice Pay. If you had a signed contract before you started working, what you can get may be limited by that contract. You remember that agreement that you quickly skimmed over before signing on to that dream job?  Well it may have limited what you’re entitled to once your position is terminated for any reason.  Depending on the wording in the contract, you may…

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5 Key Things to Know about Dependent Support Claims against an Estate

Estate Litigation with Dependent Support Claims In this post, we’re going to discuss briefly 5 common Estate Litigation issues that someone who has a potential Dependent Support Claim, or who is challenging such a Claim, needs to keep in mind: Dependent children always get priority. Regardless of any other entitlement any dependents may have, dependent supports claims by children and other dependents of the deceased will always get priority over everyone else in Estate Litigation claims. Being separated doesn’t mean your ex isn’t entitled…

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“For Cause” Dismissal And The Duty To Accommodate

Q. When an employer alleges termination “for cause”, how does the Duty to Accommodate come into play? If the employee can show the termination was a wrongful dismissal, can she receive Severance pay? A. Our client, Ms. A, was a long term employee, who was ultimately terminated “for cause”. She had worked for her company for over 20 years and had good performance reviews until she became sick. Her sickness prevented her from completing her duties on time. She eventually went…

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