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Deception and Dower: Cases of Dower fraud in Alberta and Saskatchewan

June 9, 2021 | Anna Kosa, Stephen Mulrain, Alissa Ricioppo

MT Estate Litigation Blog

The forms and procedures required in Alberta’s and Saskatchewan’s provincial “homestead legislation” create dower rights, which act as safeguards to protect spouses who do not own their homes (the non-owning spouse) from having their homes sold without their consent. However,...

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What is a “common law” relationship?

June 9, 2021 | Christopher Crisman-Cox

Family Law Blog

People often refer to themselves as being in a “common law” relationship, or being “common law” spouses, but from a legal perspective, what does that actually mean? This blog post will explore some of the key differences between a “common...

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Changes in “occupants” found not to be a material change in risk for the purpose of voiding a home insurance policy

May 25, 2021 | Fareeha Qaiser, Matthew E. Wray

MT Insurance Law Blog

The British Columbia Supreme Court in Dubroy v. Canadian Northern Shield Insurance Co., 2021 BCSC 352 held that a home insurance policy was not rendered void because there was no material change in risk arising from a change in occupants....

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COVID-19 vaccines for kids: What happens when divorced and separated parents disagree?

May 21, 2021 | Caroline Kim, Patricia Fourcand

Family Law Blog

The COVID-19 vaccine has recently been approved for children aged 12 and up. For many teens and parents this is good news and signals a return to pre-COVID life. But what happens when separated parents disagree about whether their children...

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Accountability for the section 7(4) accounting report: When is it ‘reasonable and necessary’?

May 18, 2021 | Helen D.K. Friedman, Emily Compton

MT Insurance Law Blog

The requirement under section 7(4) of the Ontario Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule [1] for insurers to fund accounting reports on behalf of insured persons is a reasonable one. To be eligible for funding by the insurer, the reports must be:...

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Canadian organizations take note – Data Protection Authority fines foreign-based business under GDPR for not having “Article 27” representative

May 17, 2021 | David Krebs, Samantha Santos

MT Cybersecurity Blog

As we have discussed in several previous articles, Canadian businesses and other organizations can be subject to the European General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) for a number of reasons and in a number of different contexts, be it as a...

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Living together, separately: Making a case for spousal support, without ever sharing an address

May 13, 2021 | Caroline Kim, Kaitlin Jagersky

Family Law Blog

Common law relationships are increasingly becoming the norm as more people are consciously choosing not to marry.  In Ontario, there remains to be a different set of legal rights, obligations and entitlements to those in a common law relationship versus...

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Living apart together relationships

May 6, 2021 | Christopher Crisman-Cox

Family Law Blog

Can two people qualify as “spouses” if they do not live together? This post looks at “living apart together” (or “LAT”) relationships from the perspective of spousal support. Long-term, committed LAT relationships are not entirely uncommon. For a variety of...

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Why competent legal advice is fundamental

May 5, 2021 | Debra Curcio Lister, Jordon Magico

MT Estate Litigation Blog

Interpretative principles reiterated – “for awhile” does not mean indefinitely Four main principles of will interpretation were recently illustrated in Kirst Estate (Re), 2020 ABCA 233. In that case, the deceased left all of his assets, the most significant of...

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Can I waive support in a separation agreement?

April 29, 2021 | Christopher Crisman-Cox

Family Law Blog

Many parties who are separating wish to avoid the time and expense of the court process and instead enter into a separation agreement. A separation agreement works like a contract which sets out all of the terms regarding the separation....

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