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Non-Family Law Statutes that Family Lawyers Need to Know: The Partition Act

  • February 15, 2024
  • Maryellen Symons, Symons Law

Besides the numerous statutes, regulations, and rules dealing specifically with family law, family lawyers need to be acquainted with some legislation of general application that we may not think of in connection with a family law case. This article is a brief introduction to the Partition Act, RSO 1990, c P.4.

Family Law, Student Forum
photo of authors Karen Jia and Alexandra Carr

The Dilemma of Practice Directions – good intentions, but?

  • February 15, 2024
  • Karen Jia and Alexandra Carr, Lenkinski, Hooper & Carr LLP

The evolution and implementation of practice directions in Ontario have been marked by good intentions. However, despite their evident merits, the implementation of practice directions encounters substantial resistance and confusion in practice, perhaps due to issues of decentralization, lack of uniformity, and potential conflicts with rules of procedure. Is there a solution?

Family Law, Student Forum

Brown Bag Lunch – January 16, 2024

  • February 13, 2024
  • Rebecca Kennedy, Adair Goldblatt Bieber LLP

On January 16, 2024, members of the Trusts and Estates Section kicked off the new year with another interesting Brown Bag Lunch meeting. They were provided with updates regarding the turnaround time for applications for a certificate of appointment, considered issues relating to trust planning, and discussed what happens when a residuary beneficiary disclaims their interest in an estate. The next two Brown Bag Lunch meetings will be held on March 19 and April 16, 2024.

Student Forum, Trusts and Estates Law

Brown Bag Lunch – December 19, 2023

  • February 13, 2024
  • Rebecca Kennedy, Adair Goldblatt Bieber LLP

Members of the Ontario Trusts and Estates bar showed up to the last Brown Bag Lunch of 2023 ready to discuss a variety of interesting topics and practice questions. Discussions centered around appointing a non-resident beneficiary as estate trustee without a Will, a complicated trust scenario and the decision of D’Onofrio v Riley (ONSC).

Student Forum, Trusts and Estates Law
Head-shot photo of author Sapphira Thompson-Bled

Why You Should Take the Chance and Apply for an Exchange!

  • February 08, 2024
  • Sapphira Thompson-Bled

Are you looking for law school experiences that could influence the rest of your life, or trying to find those that could lead to lifelong memories? Well, if you are debating between what opportunities to participate in during your law school journey, I would strongly urge you consider signing up for an exchange.

Student Forum