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  • Two Ways You Can Try To Resolve A Dispute With Your Landlord On Your Own

    Some people think the quickest and easiest way to handle landlord disputes is to file a suit in court. However, finding a way to settle your issue outside the walls of a courtroom can save you time and money. If your landlord is violating your lease agreement, is unresponsive to your maintenance needs or causing another problem, see if you can resolve the issue on your own first. Set Up A Meeting
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  • 3 Things To Consider Before Getting A Divorce

    Divorces are common in our society. Many people choose to get a divorce, which sadly, doesn't always make life easier. This is why it is important that, before you seek out a divorce lawyer, you take the time to decide if divorce is really right for you. Here are some things to consider. Do You Really Want A Divorce Or Are You Just Threatening? Some people choose to use a divorce as a threat to their spouse to let them know how serious they are or to get a reaction.
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  • The Dos And Don'ts Of Negotiating A Personal Injury Claim With An Insurance Company

    If you've been injured as a result of another person's carelessness--whether it be due to a car accident, slip-and-fall, or anything in between--there's a good chance you're filing a personal injury claim as a means of seeking the compensation to which you're entitled. As you go through the complicated and drawn-out claims process, however, there are some things you need to know about negotiating with the insurance company. DO Have a Specific Settlement Amount in Mind
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  • Avoiding Eviction Court: Getting Tenants to Leave on Their Own

    The tenant eviction process is a notoriously long and expensive in Ontario. It can take over 90 days and cost upwards of $570 or more to get an unwanted renter out of your home or apartment building. This doesn't include the loss of rent and potential damages to the property that may occur while trying to get the tenant out. While you should always be willing to use the courts to evict the renter, there are a couple of things you can do to get the person to leave the facility on their own.
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  • Can You Hold The Builder Responsible For New Home Defects?

    If you recently had a new home built, you might find that in the coming months, there are certain defects you were not aware of. Many defects occur over the course of the first year, but are not made obvious when the home is first built. If your home was built in the summer, it might not be until winter that you realize there is a draft through your brand new windows.
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  • The Newlywed's Guide To Protecting An Inheritance

    Your parents, grandparent or other relative may have left behind an inheritance to help ensure you have a more solid financial future. Whether this money was willed to be used for educational purposes, to invest in a business or simply to spend as you please, it's important that you know how to keep your inherited money protected. A marriage isn't just the joining of two people, but also the joining of your finances.
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  • 4 Tips On Planning A Great Weekend With Your Child After A Divorce

    Access to your children can be one of the hardest parts of divorce or separation. Making weekend arrangements can be even more difficult, as this is when most social events happen. It's also when quality time is spent with them away from the pressures of school and work. Each parent wants to receive a fair amount of time with their children. This is especially true during holidays and other important dates.
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  • 3 Questions You Might Have About Registering A Vehicle In Canada

    It's illegal to operate an unregistered motor vehicle in some parts of Canada. Registering a vehicle proves that you are the legal owner, which can come in handy if you are ever pulled over. You may already be familiar with the reasons why it is important to register your automobile, but do you know everything there is to know about the entire registration process? Here are several common questions you might have about registering a Canadian vehicle.
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  • Unsafe Passage: The 3 Reasons Why A Child Car Safety Seat Can Be Dangerous

    Safety car seats or booster seats for children are a requirement in all provinces for children younger than 8 or 9 years old. Safety seats for infants and toddlers provide harnesses and padding to restrain a small child in the event of a vehicle crash. Booster seats elevate older children so that the vehicle's seat belt straps will fit across the chest correctly. While you may know the laws and the four stages of car seats, you may not know the 3 reasons why child safety seats fail:
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  • What Does The "Pain And Suffering" Cap Mean For You?

    If you've been injured in a car crash or other accident, you may be wondering whether you'll ever be able to return to your normal life. You may still be paying bills that began to pile up during your time off work, or find yourself responsible for medical expenses as a result of your accident. Although you may be able to recover these costs (along with compensatory damages for pain and suffering) from the person responsible for your injuries, the Canadian government has placed limits on the type of compensation you can receive.
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