law

  • 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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  • 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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  • Wrongfully Accused: 3 Possible Defenses To Assault

    The story of a wrongfully accused individual fighting just to convince a single soul of their innocence can make for great television. Unfortunately, this scenario quickly becomes far less entertaining when you are the person who has been wrongfully accused of a committing a serious crime, such as assault. Suddenly, you may find yourself facing the real possibility of spending years in prison and losing out on all of the things that matter most to you in this world.
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  • The Difference Between A Legal Separation And A Divorce

    If you're interested in modifying or ending your marriage, there are two approaches you can take. You can get a legal separation or a divorce. A trial separation where the couple lives apart for some length of time does not require the involvement of the court system. A legal separation is an official, court mandated division of all marital properties (the primary objective). This legal separation is a more formal and significant step than a trial separation.
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  • Injury From Neglect: Hiring A Lawyer To Help You Get Retribution

    Over the course of life, you can suffer many injuries. Injuring yourself can cause serious repercussions. You have to pay for hospital bills and deal with the indecencies of injury. Hurting yourself is bad enough, but what if you're hurt because of someone else's actions? When you are injured because of someone else's malicious intent, neglect, or imprudent actions, you should not be saddled with the burden of paying for your injuries.
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  • 4 Things That You Might Not Know About Hiring A Criminal Lawyer

    If you have never hired a criminal defense lawyer, then you probably have a pretty limited knowledge when it comes to hiring attorneys. There are a lot of things that people don't know about hiring lawyers, so consider these things before you decide not to hire a lawyer for your upcoming court case. When you consider these four things, you will probably see that hiring an attorney is a very critical part of taking care of your charge.
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