Did Wife’s Lawyer Know of Husband’s Asset? And Can Court Assume Wife Knew, Too?
Just prior to their marriage, the husband had bought the property, and led the wife to believe it was owned by a development corporation that had been set up. In reality, he put title in his own name – a fact he did not reveal in his sworn affidavits and financial statements.
Did Testator’s Chronic Alcoholism Affect His Ability to Make a Valid Will?
In a recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision involving a Wills and Estates matter, one of the main questions was whether the testator – a man named Jack – was so impacted by his chronic alcoholism and the after-effects of a heart attack that he did not have the legal capacity to validly make the Will that entirely excluded his wife Loretta.
On March 8th, 2019 Russell Alexander hosted an event to celebrate all the women who work in his offices. The Managing Associate Lawyer, Nafisa Nazarali, started off the day by sharing her journey as a woman in the corporate world. She talked about the obstacles and challenges thrown her way simply because of her gender. While being faced with discrimination time and time again, she began to lose hope for her future, her career and her passion.
Nafisa said, “Women have to be resilient,” and even when she was discouraged by many, she found waves of strength. She mentioned … more »
Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers is growing and we are seeking an Associate Family Lawyer to join our team! We practice exclusively in all areas of family law at multiple office locations in Ontario. We provide the opportunity to work remotely up to three days a week.
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $150,000.00 – $200,000.00
Required skills and knowledge:
• Qualified to practice law in Ontario;
• Minimum of 3 years experience in Family Law and litigation;
• Interest and/or Certification in Collaborative Practice;
• Ability to work independently and in a team-environment;
• Strong and effective analytical and problem-solving skills, … more »
Cited by John-Paul Boyd in Slaw, “Russell Alexander posted some comments yesterday on the recent decision in Kirby v Kirby that has given me pause for thought. As Alexander describes things, this case required an almost inconceivable 17 years to get to a final order, including a 10-day trial, due in part to the wife’s lack of representation.” Read full article here… more »