December 30, 2016

My business partner and I are having some difficulties, but there has not been any actual court proceedings started. Should I consider mediation at this time?

  1. No

  2. Yes

Yes. At any given time mediation could be the method that would assist partners in resolving...

December 23, 2016

If I have a partner in my business, and it is a family member, should I have a partnership agreement?

  1. Yes

  2. No

Yes.  Regardless of whether or not there is a family member who was also a partner in a business, an agreement is not mandatory, however it is recomme...

December 22, 2016

Does a Peace Bond require the person to plead guilty to the offence that he/she is charged with?

  1. Yes

  2. No

No. A Peace Bond is a set of conditions that may be imposed on an accused person in criminal proceedings. When an accused person signs on a Peace Bond the...

December 21, 2016

In order to incorporate a business in Ontario, is it sufficient that the owner is a permanent resident?

  1. Yes

  2. No

Yes..  To incorporate the business in Ontario, one of the incorporators has to be a Canadian resident, pursuant to the Ontario Business Corpora...

December 20, 2016

Is a Will of a spouse void upon separation of the parties?

  1. Yes

  2. No

No.  When there is a valid Will by one of the spouses or both, parties who separate but are not yet divorced, this does not change the status of the Will or its validity. It is necessary that t...

December 19, 2016

Does a spouse who is married and is not registered on title to the matrimonial home have the same right to occupy the house as the spouse who is the sole registered owner upon separation?

  1. Yes

  2. No

Yes.  The Family Law Act provides that the right of spouses to o...

December 19, 2016

If I commence a claim in Small Claims Court, does this mean that the court will automatically schedule a trial for me right away?

a. Yes

b. No

The correct answer is No. A trial may only be scheduled after a settlement conference occurs.

Once the plaintiff’s claim is issued...

December 16, 2016

If I commence my claim in Small Claims Court, and the other side does not file any documents, will I automatically win what I have requested?

a. Yes

b. No

c. It depends

If the defendant does not file a Statement of Defence within the prescribed time limit, the plaintiff ca...

December 15, 2016

If you want to sort things out by hiring a mediator, does that mean you cannot start a court proceeding and go to court?

  1. Correct – you must choose between mediation and Court and once you choose mediation that is the end of choices

  2. Incorrect – you could start m...

December 14, 2016

If the house is in one person’s name, and they separate, does that mean that the person that has the house in their name can ask the other to leave the property immediately?

  1. Yes

  2. No

            The answer is “No”. Prior  to  a marriage  breakdown  (which  incl...

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