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Sample Family Legal Memo | Ordinarily Resident

How is the term “ordinarily resident” interpreted with respect to the Divorce Act?

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Police Powers | Exigent Circumstances

Concern for officer safety constituted exigent circumstances resulting in delay in providing access to counsel

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Milligan's Criminal Law Advisor | Cash Bail

Supreme Court of Canada confirms that a recognizance has the same coercive effect as cash bail

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Digest of the Week | Intestate Succession

Although unusual, it was possible for person who dies without will to leave behind two or even more persons who might qualify as "spouse" under WESA for purposes of intestate estate distribution

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Celebrating Canada’s 150th

Thomson Reuters wishes Canada a Happy 150!

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Epstein’s This Week in Family Law | refusal to adjourn

Ontario’s Superior Court of Justice set aside the arbitration award after the arbitrator had refused to grant the father’s third request for adjournment – rather than defer to the arbitrator’s discretion, the court cited the absence of consideration of prejudicial impact of an adjournment, vis-a-vis a refusal to adjourn, and found the father not to have been treated equally and fairly.

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Young Associates Lunch and Learn

Join us on July 26, 2017 to learn how Thomson Reuters legal solutions can help you succeed as a new associate.

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Digest of the Week | Costs Against a Personal Representative

Daughter failed in her role as fiduciary towards her father, and defendants’ posture amounted to more than mistake

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Introducing Proview Federated Search

With ProView Federated Search, you can simultaneously search content on WestlawNext Canada and nearly 300 eLooseleafs on ProView. View Video.

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Digest of the Week | Compensation for Estate Trustees

Trustees were entitled to reimbursement for disbursements but not to compensation, as they had not presented time dockets and had engaged in troubling conduct with suggestions about trust that were contrary to beneficiary’s interests

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Epstein’s This Week in Family Law | Family Property

Ontario’s Court of Appeal held that the wife who recently learned of her husband’s ten-year affair should not be precluded from seeking a bigger share of family property to reflect the funds he spent for his lover.

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Digest of the Week | Dependants' Relief

By clawing back into father's net estate only that portion of proceeds of life insurance policy in excess of amount required to satisfy father's family law support obligations, funds may be made available to support other dependants while discharging existing support obligations

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