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Buying together doesn’t have to mean equal shares

real-estate

Statistics Canada reported, in the fall of 2012, that the number of Canadian households headed by unmarried couples is at an all-time high. As families change, so do views about property. Fewer Canadians now see marriage as a prerequisite to home ownership. But many aspects of property law reflect a time when marriage was more… Read More »

Categories: Real Estate

Valentines Day: Candy, flowers, diamonds… and contracts

family-law

This article is by Nora Rock, corporate writer/policy analyst at LAWPRO. Valentine’s Day is a favourite for marriage proposals, but here at AvoidAClaim, we’re in the business of asking the question “what could go wrong?” Please forgive us for pointing out that while February may be all hearts and flowers, January is the most popular… Read More »

Categories: Family Law

LAWPRO Magazine archives: Meet the New Family Law Lawyer

family-law

The introduction this past January [of 2005] of new spousal support guidelines has put the spotlight on family law practice. To put the impact of the guidelines in context – and to better understand the pressures of family law practice today – LAWPRO Magazine this spring convened a panel of family law practitioners from across… Read More »

Categories: Family Law

Failing to deliver title insurance opens up a number of risks

real-estate

Hundreds of real estate malpractice claims find their way to LAWPRO every year. Some involve complex and exotic fact situations, but many do not. At the heart of most claims is the lawyer’s failure to deliver something the client has requested or expected. Where the deliverable is at the heart of the deal − keys… Read More »

Categories: Real Estate

Administrative dismissals: Don’t be caught standing when the music stops

civil-litigation

This article by Nora Rock (corporate writer and policy analyst at LAWPRO) originally appeared in the August 31 issue of The Lawyers Weekly published by LexisNexis Canada Inc. Like fossil fuels and the saber toothed-tiger, judicial patience is a non-renewable resource. We at LAWPRO are especially mindful of the limits of judicial forbearance in the… Read More »

Categories: Civil Litigation
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