Wednesday’s Video Clip: Ontario Wills 101: Issues to Consider Before Meeting your Lawyer In Ontario, a Will is a written document that sets out the person’s wishes about how his or her estate should be taken care of and distributed after death. In this video, a senior law clerk with Russell Alexander Family Lawyers, describes […]... more »
FamilyLLB.com is a legal blog that was created by Russell Alexander in 2009, and includes writing contributions from across our firm. The blog focuses on contemporary issues in Ontario family law (and beyond), and features interesting trial and appeal court decisions. We also examine the Rules of the family court, court reforms and policy change, and release helpful legal videos each Wednesday.
Recent Blog Posts
Proposed Family Law Act Amendments Broaden Support Obligations to Disabled Adults Under proposed recent amendments to the Family Law Act, parents will be required to support an adult child who has an illness, disability, or other issue that makes them unable to support themselves. Bill 113, which is a NDP-backed private member’s Bill introduced late […]... more »
To All the Amateur Lawyers: How Do You Equalize When the House Cost More to Build, Than it’s Currently Worth?
To All the Amateur Lawyers: How Do You Equalize When the House Cost More to Build, Than it’s Currently Worth? Anyone who has built their own “dream home” knows that building costs can spiral out of control, and the project can turn into a financial nightmare. This is even more so, when it comes time […]... more »
Wednesday’s Video Clip: Ontario Wills & Estates – What Is A Power Of Attorney In Ontario, a Power of Attorney is a legal document that gives someone else the right to act on your behalf. In this video we discuss the importance of a Power of Attorney and what options and decisions you should consider when […]... more »
Even Judges Get it Wrong Sometimes A few weeks ago, I wrote about a case called Butty v. Butty. This was a decision by Justice Pazaratz in which he considered how the parties’ separation agreement, which was intended to exempt the husband’s farm property from the normal property-equalization regime, should be interpreted after it came […]... more »