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Types of Spousal Support: Compensatory and Non-Compensatory

Types of Spousal Support: Compensatory and Non-Compensatory

Our previous blog post on spousal support dealt with how spousal support is calculated, specifically the amount of spousal support and the duration of its payment.  I also made mention to the Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines (“SSAG”) and how they influence the calculation of spousal support in Ontario. In this post, we will be delving deeper […]

Net Family Property and Equalization: An Introduction

Equalization is a payment from one spouse to the other at the end of a marriage.  This equalization payment ONLY applies to married spouses, not to common law spouses.  S. 5(1) of the Family Law Act (“FLA“) provides for Equalization when: A divorce is granted; Marriage is declared a nullity; When (married) spouses are separated and there is […]

Spousal Support: The Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines

Spousal Support: The Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines

Spousal support is often a very contentious issue on separation as it has a much more subjective approach than child support.  A lot more factors go into determining a spousal support amount and there is no hard and fast rule on how it is to be calculated.  The government has provided a set of guidelines […]

The Estate Trustee's Tasks

The Estate Trustee’s tasks during the Administration of an Estate

Today’s post highlights some important items that an Estate Trustee must turn his or her attention to during the administration of an Estate. In a nutshell, an Estate Trustee’s role includes tasks such as gathering and managing assets, paying debts and expenses, locating the beneficiaries an distributing the estate to those entitled. However, from start […]

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: […]

Rabideau Law’s February Potato Blitz in support of House of Friendship

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 […]

Rabideau Law Food Drive 2016

Rabideau Law’s November Food Drive in support of The Food Bank of Waterloo Region We are proud to announce that we will be holding a Food Drive from November 1st-28th in support of The Food Bank of Waterloo Region, and in the spirit of GivingTuesday. What is GivingTuesday? As stated on the GivingTuesday Waterloo Region […]

How to Fight your Property Tax Assessment

Property taxes are a significant cost to owning a home, and no one likes to see their tax bill going up. But did you know that you can dispute your property assessment and have it reconsidered? There are two ways to have your property assessment reconsidered – by submitting a Request for Reconsideration (RFR) with […]