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What is a Will/Testament?
What Is A Will/Testament?
A will (also known as a testament) is a document which expresses a person’s wishes as to how their property is to be distributed after their death.
new office
ANNOUNCEMENT: We Moved Up! Suite 600
Our team is excited and proud to welcome our clients and colleagues to our new and bigger office located on the 6th floor of 345 Victoria in Westmount. It counts twenty private offices and two conference rooms to better serve our clients.
Happy Pride Month.
Pride: How to be a Better Ally
The term stands for 2 spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer but is evidently not restricted to individuals who identify as such, hence the addition sign at the end of the term. The community also includes intersex, pansexual, asexual, non-binary individuals as well as others.
Common causes of divorce around the world.
Common causes of divorce around the world
Divorce is a life altering event that can be challenging to comprehend. There are many misconceptions and ideologies surrounding the reasons that lead people to end their marriages.
Am I eligible for free legal aid.
Am I eligible for free legal aid?
Eligibility for free legal aid is determined based on eligibility scales. Your income, assets and liquidity are all taken into account for calculation purposes.
A New Family Law Precedent.
A New Family Law Precedent:  $25,000 Awarded Neglected Women In The System
In a very unfortunate case, a young Inuit woman endured 10 years of neglect in an unaccredited foster family that she was placed in. Within her foster home, she was subject to a lot of violence and substance abuse.
Recognizing a Foreign Judgment.
Recognizing a Foreign Judgment
Recognizing a foreign judgment in Quebec has certain requirements and the process is complex. Specifically in family law cases, the way the issues are handled can vary greatly depending on the jurisdiction.
Family Law Reform
Family Law Reform
New Measure Allowing a Parent to Request Physical or Psychological Health Services for Their Child Without The Other Parent’s Consent in Situations of Domestic Violence, Spousal abuse or Sexual Abuse.
Modifying a Court Order that was Rendered in Family Court
Modifying a Court Order that was Rendered in Family Court after Trial
A court order that has been rendered in family court can be modified under certain circumstances. In Quebec, as in other jurisdictions, there are legal requirements and necessary proceedings in order to successfully modify a court order.
Family Law Cases and Business in Cash
Family Law Cases and Business in Cash
In family law cases, especially when calculating support payments, for example after a divorce, both parties’ incomes need to be disclosed in order to proceed with the calculation of the payments.
International Child Abduction
The Hague Convention
International child abduction is a harsh global reality that can cause a lot of fear, stress, and uncertainty for the parents and the children involved. An international abduction takes place when the non-custodial parent kidnaps a child and flees out of the country with them.
Director of Youth Protection (1)
Director of Youth Protection
The Director of Youth Protection (DYP) protects children when their safety and/or development is at risk and is responsible for enforcing the Youth Protection Act.
Discovery Phase
Discovery Phase
Discovery is an important phase in all family cases as it is the opportunity for the parties to gather information before heading into trial, a settlement conferences, or preparing an offer for settlement purposes.
Adoption in Quebec
Adoption In Quebec
There are many reasons why people opt to adopt a child, being single, married, civil union, or who co-habitat with their partner. Adoption is an incredible option for so many people who want to have children and for the child as well.
Bill 2 and 12 (1)
Bill 2 and 12
Quebec’s family law reform continues to be increasingly progressive and addresses important issues with respect to gender identity and sexual misconduct. This reform has garnered a significant amount of attention because of its major changes and its focus on advocacy.
What is the role of your employer when with respect to family
Employer’s Role With Respect To Family Violence
Quebec’s Act respecting occupational health and safety (AOHS) promotes the mental and physical well-being of workers in the province. It sets out clear standards for workplace health and safety and ensures that employers and workers meet them by stating specific obligations for both of them respectively.
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