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Amendments to the Federal Child Support Guidelines (New child support tables)

announcements

The Department of Justice just announced that the Federal Child Support Guidelines (Federal Guidelines) have been amended to update the Federal Child Support Tables (Federal Tables) used to determine child support amounts. These amendments will come into force on December 31, 2011. The 2006 Federal Tables must still be used to determine child support owed… Read More »

Categories: Announcements, Family Law

Protect yourself with a Purchaser’s Waiver of Title Insurance

real-estate

In Ontario, Rule 2.02(10) of the LSUC Rules of Professional Conduct requires lawyers to discuss title insurance with their clients and advise the clients that title insurance is not mandatory. Clients can either choose to purchase a title insurance policy or to rely on the lawyer’s opinion on title. All too often, LawPRO sees claims… Read More »

Categories: Real Estate

Risk management resources on the new TitlePLUS website

real-estate

TitlePLUS has just launched a revamped website at www.titleplus.ca that includes new features and intuitive drop-down menus. There are also some great resources for real estate lawyers and their staff that will help reduce claims exposure, including sample retainer and reporting letters – two important risk management tools. The documents you can use and adapt… Read More »

Categories: Real Estate

Condo buyers get a checklist

real-estate

TitlePLUS’s Ray Leclair has provided prospective condo buyers with a checklist of things they should know about before deciding to purchase. This list was made available to the public in several real estate publications. Status Certificate: This document should be a condition in any agreement to purchase. It includes important information such as monthly expenses,… Read More »

Categories: Real Estate

Solicitor Negligent in Collaborative Family Law Settlement

family-law

In Webb v. Birkett, 2011 ABCA 13, the Alberta Court of Appeal held that the defendant solicitor Birkett was negligent in representing the plaintiff Webb in a collaborative family law settlement. The Alberta Court of Appeal held that CFL practitioners must meet the same standard of care required of other family law practitioners — including… Read More »

Categories: Family Law

A clarification on the ultimate limitation period and the York Condominium Corp. and Jay-M Holding case

civil-litigation

The How Long Should You Keep Your Close Files? article in the December 2010 issue of LAWPRO Magazine was well received by Ontario lawyers. From the emails, phone calls and personal comments we received, it is clear the information we provided was helpful to many lawyers in terms of the decisions they needed to make… Read More »

Categories: Civil Litigation, Limitations Claims

Toronto Civil Court Lists now available on the Internet

announcements

The Toronto Lawyers’ Association announced today that they will be providing internet access to the Toronto Civil Court lists. Currently you can access Trials, Pre-Trial & Case Conferences, Motions and Masters’ Motions. The Commercial and Bankruptcy Lists will be available soon. The TLA aims to have the next day’s list posted by 5 pm each… Read More »

Categories: Announcements, Civil Litigation
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