May 8, 2017

According to the Family Law Act, the matrimonial home is treated as a special type of property.  The rules governing the ownership of regular property (such as the name on the title is presumed to be the owner) do not apply. Hence, both spouses are seen as joint owners...

May 5, 2017

The obligation to provide support will depend on whether the parties are seen as spouses under the law.

While married persons are automatically recognized as spouses, this is not so for unmarried persons.Under the for unmarried persons to be classified as spouses, they...

May 4, 2017

Employment Insurance is included in calculating the ratio in which the special expenses should be paid. This job benefit is seen as income replacement but not social assistance (such as welfare). Employees usually pay into the employment insurance scheme while they are...

May 2, 2017

If a person becomes mentally incapable of making his/her personal care decisions, someone else must make the decision for him/her. This person is called a “substitute decision-maker”. For some decisions related to medical treatment, the law states that the doctor and o...

May 1, 2017

Anyone who has in his/her possession any property or thing or any proceeds of any property or thing knowing that all or part of the property or thing or the proceeds was obtained by or derived directly or indirectly from the commission of a criminal offence is also cri...

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