Family Law and Divorce

The new reality of palliative care in which we are living reminds me of the following tale. There once was a frail elderly man who lived with his son, daughter-in-law and four-year-old grandson. One day, the son became impatient with his elderly father, because in his...

In order to claim spousal support from a former common law spouse, you must satisfy the courts that you and your former spouse qualified as spouses under the law. For couples who are not married, section 29 of the Family Law Act (FLA) defines spouses as...

Did you know that marriage revokes a pre-existing Will? In other words, if you sign a Will today that gives everything to your common law spouse, and you get married to her tomorrow, your Will is revoked on the day you got married. But, you...