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Marriage revokes a will, but divorce or separation does not

Failing to update a will following separation or divorce can create confusion and may lead to conflict when it comes to the distribution of assets following death.

November 12, 2018

Bill to expunge gay sex criminal records takes effect in Canada today

Critics say the bill doesn't go far enough, omitting convictions from bathhouse raids which they say targeted gay men even if the laws themselves were not specific to sexual identity.

June 21, 2018

Cell searches a serious privacy intrusion

Daniel Therrien says Canadians shouldn't cross into U.S. if they're unwilling to have their devices searched.

September 19, 2017

White nationalist group not welcome on campus: University of Toronto

The university's president said bigotry, hate, and violence have no place on campus and condemned the deadly clash between protesters and white supremacists in Virginia.

August 16, 2017

'Beautiful' Charter decision gives disabled adults right to child support

A Brampton mother has won the right to claim child support for her 22-year-old disabled son, thanks to a court ruling declaring the existing law unconstitutional.

July 31, 2017

Independent legal advice and how it works

The importance of independent legal advice is to assure all the parties that unencumbered legal advice has been provided to the client.

June 07, 2017

Property rights not automatic for separating common-law spouses

Separating common-law spouses don't share the same property rights as married couples going through a divorce, says Toronto family lawyer Lisa Gelman.

May 25, 2017

Changing employee's shifts after medical leave is discrimination

Employees have the right to accommodation, that is, the employer must make changes to the workplace that assist the employee to complete their duties while dealing with a disability.

May 25, 2017

Case may set precedent on legality of sperm donor agreements

An Ontario case to consider the paternity rights of a sperm donor has many people hoping for some clarification about the enforceability of sperm and egg donor agreements.

August 22, 2012