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.
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 »
Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers is currently seeking qualified applicants for an available full-time receptionist/junior law clerk position. The candidate will be responsible for assisting with the daily operations of the law firm and supporting office initiatives. Strong work ethic, professional demeanor, team player, organizational and time management skills are essential.
·Manage incoming calls, take messages and transfer calls when necessary;
·Book initial consultations following specific intake steps;
·Scanning and copying documents;
·Distribute incoming faxes, couriers, and mail;
·Greeting clients in a friendly and professional manner;
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Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers brought toys, joy, and a $500 donation to A Place Called Home. Thank you to everyone who came by the Lindsay office to drop off new unwrapped toys for the first annual toy drive! See photos below…
Left to right: Ajit, Russell Alexander, David, Karen, Dani… more »