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What is an Affidavit of Documents in Ontario?

https://youtu.be/y2_Zk8xJqI8 If you’ve been watching our video, “How do Civil Lawsuits Work in Ontario”, then you might have heard of the term, “Affidavit of Documents”. Although that phrase sounds like a confusing legal term, the concept of an Affidavit of Documents is fairly straightforward. Plaintiffs and Defendants must ensure that they are both aware of the evidence which will be used in their Court

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What to do if you have received a Statement of Claim in Ontario.

What is it? If you have received (been “served” with) a Statement of Claim, you should contact a lawyer immediately. A Statement of Claim is a document, known as an “originating process” that commences a lawsuit in Ontario’s Superior Court of Justice. It is not used in Small Claims Court (the equivalent document in Small Claims Court is called a Plaintiff’s Claim). If you

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How does child support work in Ontario?

Book an appointment with a family law lawyer (click here) Transcript of video Welcome back everybody, I’m Ryan Keeney and I’m a lawyer at KPA Lawyers in Ontario. The topic of today’s article is “How does child support work in Ontario?” If you’re just starting your journey into learning about child support in Ontario, this is a topic that can get fairly complex, which

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Changes In Family Law: How Does It Impact You?

KPA Lawyers – August 23, 2021   The Canada Divorce Act changes took effect in March 2021. The changes came with significant adjustments in the divorce, parenting, and family obligations. The new changes are just receiving major updates since the last 20 years. The legislation attempts to make family laws simpler, accessible, and more efficient. It will also make family law more responsive to

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How Can I Migrate to Canada?

KPA Lawyers – August 19, 2021 Immigration is essential to the Canadian economy, indeed according to the 2020 Annual Report to Parliament on Immigration, immigrants account for just over a quarter of the labor market in Canada [1]. Immigration is essential to economic recovery following the pandemic, and in the aftermath of Covid-19, Canada has set some ambitious immigration targets. They aim to welcome

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I’ve applied for Canada Pension Plan-Disability Benefits and been denied! What do I do now?!

KPA Lawyers – July 19, 2021 Canada Pension Plan (“CPP”) Disability Benefits are a federal benefit program which provides monthly payments to individuals who have applied for them, and who have: Not yet reached the age of 65 (i.e. are not yet receiving CPP retirement pension); Have made enough contributions into CPP; Have a mental or physical disability that regularly stops you from doing

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Ontario court rules temporary-layoffs due to COVID-19 don’t prevent constructive dismissal claims

KPA Lawyers – July 19, 2021 It may seem redundant to say that the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in Ontario has caused unprecedented changes in how and where many of us work. One such change was the Ontario government’s introduction of Ontario Regulation 228/20 to the Ontario Employment Standards Act (“ESA”) entitled Infectious Disease Emergency Leave (“IDEL”). Among other things, the IDEL Regulation provided

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What Happens If I Die in Ontario Without a Will?

KPA Lawyers – July 2, 2021 If you die in Ontario without a will, the law states that you have died Intestate. More simply put, you have not specified how your property is to be divided and distributed. The Ontario Succession Law Reform Act regulates how to distribute assets and pay debts in this situation. However, it is essential to have a will since

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5 Things Landlords Should Keep in Mind When Renting Out Property in Ontario

KPA Lawyers – July 2, 2021 Renting out property in Ontario is challenging, whether you are just starting or a seasoned landlord. From new laws to offering an Ontario lease, there are several legal and financial aspects of being a landlord that you must monitor and manage. Rental property management is a business, which means you must remain professional, stay financially solvent, and screen

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What If I Disagree With an Estate Executor in Ontario?

You must evaluate your reasoning if you disagree with an estate executor in Ontario. A valid disagreement could lead to the executor’s removal. However, personal disputes do not qualify for legal intervention and should be solved through communication instead.In this blog post, KPA Lawyers addresses what to expect from an executor, how to handle a dispute, and where to get legal help. Let’s start

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Reasons why your COVID-19 relationship is feeling 6 feet apart in Ontario

KPA Lawyers – June 24, 2021 Some refer to it as “love under lockdown”. This is the state of relationships during the Covid-19 pandemic. For many people, love relationships have always been associated with counting down the hours to see each other, going on exciting dates, and sharing romantic dates. However, the pandemic has redefined the mechanics of romance. Where newly dating partners are

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