Entries by Rabideau Law

Patent vs. Latent Defects and Caveat Emptor

With multiple offers being common place in the real estate market, many buyers are being forced to submit firm offers on properties that they barely have seen and not had the opportunity to inspect. Some sellers are taking advantage of this opportunity and are offloading themselves of properties that have had defects and deficiencies.  Thus, […]

Probate and Estate Administration Tax

When acting as a prospective estate trustee in Ontario, it is often necessary to apply to the court for a certificate of appointment of estate trustee. Although it is commonly referred to as “probate”, the certificate of appointment is essentially a validation of a will or, in a scenario where no will exists, an authorization […]

CMHC Study – Examining Escalating House Prices in Large Canadian Metropolitan Centres.

CMHC, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, just released a new study analyzing rising home prices in Canada, titled Examining Escalating House Prices in Large Canadian Metropolitan Centres. CMHC posted about this report, stating “The report represents one of the most thorough examination of house price patterns ever completed in Canada and is the result of […]

Common Law vs. Marriage

Common Law and Marriage are often confused when it comes to the division of property and other rights and obligations upon separation. In order to know what you’re entitled to, it’s important to understand the distinction between these two terms so you can create the best plan for your future. What may be confusing to […]

Rabideau Law 2018 Potato Blitz

We are proud to announce that we will be holding a Potato Blitz from February 1st-28th in support of House of Friendship. What is a Potato Blitz? Over twenty years ago, House of Friendship (HOF) Board Members decided to host a potato blitz in February to help meet the need for potatoes throughout the year in […]

Joining Assets with Children

We recently came across an individual asking whether he could avoid the cost of preparing a Will by simply ‘joining’ all his assets with his children. Perhaps you may also have someone give you such an idea in order to skip the preparation of a Will because it’s “easier and cheaper to just join your […]

The Process of Getting a Separation Agreement Done

What follows below will be a general overview of the process for completing a separation agreement.  It begins by contacting our office and concludes with the completed separation agreement that is provided to the client. Please note that this is not a precise account of how the process works, but merely a general guideline.  Each […]

Separation Agreements: An Overview

What is a separation agreement? Separation agreements are contracts between two persons in a romantic relationship regarding their familial rights and obligations towards each other.  These types of agreements allow people to negotiate issues such as how children will be taken care of, what kind of support will be paid between the spouses, and how […]

Rabideau Law Food Drive 2017

  Rabideau Law’s November Food Drive in support of The FoodBank of Waterloo Region We are proud to announce that we will be holding a Food Drive from November 1st-27th in support of The FoodBank of Waterloo Region, and in the spirit of GivingTuesday. What is GivingTuesday? As stated on the GivingTuesday Waterloo Region website: […]