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How will Ottawa’s proposed tax changes affect businesses?

09 Oct 2017
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In mid-July 2017, the federal Liberal Party announced tax changes aimed at ‘improving fairness in the tax system by closing loopholes and addressing tax planning strategies.’ This plan consists of: a middle class tax cut affecting roughly nine million people; a new Canada Child Benefit to alleviate child poverty; legislative action to ‘enhance the integrity … Read more

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Province institutes two major changes to ODSP, Ontario Works

29 Sep 2017
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Between August 1 and September 1, 2017, the Government of Ontario announced two rounds of changes to the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) and Ontario Works, social aid plans that provide financial benefits and employment assistance to people living with disabilities. Ontario personal injury lawyers have responded positively to both changes. The first came into … Read more

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“Evaluations” in the Context of Family Law Mediations

25 Sep 2017
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Family law matters – particularly those involving issues of custody and access or spousal and child support – can be painful and stressful, not to mention leave long-lasting emotional scars upon the parties involved. When the dispute plays out in a courtroom setting, parties also have to deal with substantial financial repercussions. That’s why some … Read more

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Understanding title insurance

08 Sep 2017
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An Ontario real estate lawyer’s job is to assist you in buying, selling or leasing your home. Each of these transactions presents complex legal questions that most laypeople are not able to answer. For instance, what kind of insurance best suits my needs as a new homeowner? Is home insurance sufficient, or should I invest … Read more

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Challenges on the road to real estate investment

06 Sep 2017
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Canada loves investing in real estate. In the wake of the 2008 stock market crash, Canadians have gravitated towards tangible, stable investments like real estate that can provide predictable income streams, steady appreciation, and tax advantages. In cities like Toronto and Vancouver, in fact, real estate is so highly valued that the governments of Ontario … Read more

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2017 has been a dangerous year for Ontario’s motorcyclists – here’s how to stay safe

28 Aug 2017
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Ontario’s motorcyclists put themselves at risk every time they head out for a ride. Motorcyclists, and the motor vehicle accident lawyers who sometimes represent them, know that they are inherently less protected than other road users. Cars and trucks are more visible than motorcycles, and their drivers are always protected by the vehicle’s frame. In … Read more

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Understanding the “threshold” test in motor vehicle accident personal injury lawsuits

23 Aug 2017
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When a person is injured in Ontario in a motor vehicle accident and wants to pursue compensation for their injuries, they face a challenging road through the legal system. In order to access compensation, plaintiffs must build a strong enough case to clearly demonstrate that their injuries breach the “threshold”. At the end a trial, … Read more

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Do spousal support obligations end automatically after retirement?

16 Aug 2017
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Divorce is a landmark event that can have far-reaching consequences upon a person’s life. Beyond the obvious emotional turmoil, divorce involves lifelong legal and financial obligations that an experienced Ontario family lawyer can help you navigate. Spousal support is certainly an area ripe for discussion and disagreement. A court Order for spousal support, especially in … Read more

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Landmark child support case prompts coming amendment to the Ontario Family Law Act

04 Aug 2017
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Earlier this year, this blog covered a Brampton child support case with potential implications for single parents of adult children with disabilities and the family lawyers who represent them. A recent article in the Toronto Star reports that the case of Coates v. Watson has prompted the Government of Ontario to draft an amendment to … Read more

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Spousal support in Ontario

29 Jul 2017
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When a married couple separates, determinations of child and spousal support obligations often represent contentious issues that can lead to long-lasting consequences for the parties involved. At Nanda & Associates, our family lawyers are dedicated to representing our clients’ best interests and guiding them throughout the separation process in order to provide them with peace … Read more

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