Who should pay costs in estate matters?

Who should pay costs in estate matters?

Kurt v. Kurt and Sullivan, 2024 ONSC 589: Estate litigation is a costly process and a common question that litigants often ask is how can they recover costs at the end of the process? Costs of a legal proceeding are delt with at the end of the litigation process,...
Smart Saving or Scam? The Real Deal on Tax Shelters

Smart Saving or Scam? The Real Deal on Tax Shelters

Financial Umbrellas Tax shelters are like financial umbrellas that people or businesses use to protect some of their money from taxes. Think of them as strategies to keep more of your earnings in your pocket, legally. Some typical examples of well-known tax strategies...
Access to Justice – A Complex Affair.

Access to Justice – A Complex Affair.

Legal Realism Legal realism and its extension, law in society, postulates a core tenet, that law is the product of human emotions, not objective nor static, and definitely not sacrosanct. Whether by design or inadvertence, the rules of the legal system and indeed the...
The Importance of creating a Power of Attorney

The Importance of creating a Power of Attorney

What is a Power of Attorney A Power of Attorney is a legal document that empowers you to appoint a trusted individual to make decisions on your behalf in situations where you are unable to do so due to illness, injury, or any other reason, while you are still alive....
I Have Been Reassessed by the CRA, Can I Challenge It?

I Have Been Reassessed by the CRA, Can I Challenge It?

A reassessment can have significant financial implications Dealing with the Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA) can be a daunting experience, especially when you receive a notice of reassessment. Whether it’s a change in your tax return or an adjustment to your...