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What to do if a seller doesn’t close a home sale in Ontario

In the real estate market, things can get tricky due to the substantial number of unknowns. Prices of property and homes can fluctuate relentlessly which can cause trouble in other areas of real estate. Sometimes, this can cause sellers, or purchasers to back out of a sale and leave the other party with nothing. If a seller has backed out of the sale without

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

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

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

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

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

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

What If I Disagree With an Estate Executor in Ontario?

KPA Lawyers – July 2, 2021 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

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

Sharing Intimate Photos Without Consent Can Get You in A LOT of Trouble

KPA Lawyers – February 18, 2015 Information in today’s digital age travels at unprecedented speed, connecting us through digital devices across time and space. Digital technologies and their practices have become so ubiquitous that we often take for granted how intimately immersed we are in this information landscape. We never have to miss a beat: checking last night’s hockey scores; staying up to date

Ontario Human Rights Tribunal orders record award of $150,000 for injury to dignity to temporary for

KPA Lawyers – May 22, 2015 O.P.T. v. Presteve Foods Ltd., 2015 HRTO 675 (CanLII) [Re-posted from CanLii Connects.] Jose Pratas (pictured), the former owner of Presteve Foods, pleaded guilty to assault in 2009 and was given a conditional sentence and three years probation. The Ontario Human Rights Tribunal ruled that the owner of a fish processing plant in southern Ontario subjected two temporary

Man charged with fraud for selling iPhone boxes filled with rice

Someone may have outdone Apple when it comes to wrapping relatively useless products in pretty packaging. Police in Toronto are looking for more victims after a man was charged with fraud for allegedly selling an iPhone box filled with rice, instead of a phone, to people on the online classifieds website Kijiji. Police say two victims have come forward, saying they met up with

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