When To Consider The Option Of Alternate Dispute Resolution

Suzana Popovic-Montag | Posted 04.04.2017 | Canada Business
Suzana Popovic-Montag

Alternate dispute resolution ("ADR") has been on the rise as one of the primary ways to bring a dispute to resolution. Rather than spending significant time and money to litigate a case, the recent trend sees the increased use of ADR processes, such as mediation or arbitration, in the negotiation of a settlement outside of the courtroom.

There Are Measures You Can Take To Discourage A Will Challenge

Suzana Popovic-Montag | Posted 06.13.2016 | Canada Business
Suzana Popovic-Montag

Will challenges can involve a great deal of time and expense, many times to the detriment of the estate. There are multiple grounds upon which a will challenge may be based; however, the two most commonly pleaded are lack of testamentary capacity and allegations that the testator was subject to undue influence.

Here Are the Steps of a Lawsuit

Simmy Yu | Posted 09.16.2016 | Canada Living
Simmy Yu

Have you ever wondered what steps are involved when you initiate a lawsuit? It's easy to picture a case going to trial before a judge or jury but before a trial can take place, there are many steps that need to be undertaken before a matter can proceed through the court system.

Plan Ahead: When a Power of Attorney Is Challenged

Suzana Popovic-Montag | Posted 05.09.2016 | Canada Business
Suzana Popovic-Montag

It is often wise to do everything you can to avoid bringing these matters to court. Litigation is expensive and emotionally draining. Avoiding it through the use of alternate methods is recommended. Many of these disputes can be defused before they begin through communication.

Why Divorce Lawyers Will Never Work For a Fixed Fee

Georgialee Lang | Posted 10.14.2014 | Canada
Georgialee Lang

Speaking of emails, most lawyers spend a lot of time reading lengthy email missives from their clients, and also multiple strings of nasty emails between client and his or her spouse, many of which will be producible for court. Hard to predict in advance whether you'll need to read a hundred emails or several thousand.

Keeping Your Will Up to Date With Your Life

Suzana Popovic-Montag | Posted 05.11.2013 | Canada Business
Suzana Popovic-Montag

The modern family often incorporates second and third marriages, step-children, half-children and common law spouses. We often recommend to our clients that they create a 'global' estate plan, incorporating other agreements such as cohabitation agreements, marriage contracts and separation agreements. Having these documents well-synced to wills and powers of attorneys can go a long way in sorting things out when plans go awry.

The Many Ways You Can Be Disinherited

Suzana Popovic-Montag | Posted 03.31.2013 | Canada Business
Suzana Popovic-Montag

When most people hear that someone has been "disinherited," they usually think of someone who has been written out of someone else's will. While this certainly is the classic definition of disinheritance, it is not the only way that a person can be excluded from an estate.

Advice on Surviving Family Business

Joshua Slayen | Posted 01.06.2013 | Canada Business
Joshua Slayen

There has been a colossal breakdown of the Archie family business, and it sounds like something right out of the movies; egos, lawyers, yelling matches, sexual harassment claims, defamation lawsuits and restraining orders. This one has it all. It makes me think of different measures that friends and family members can take when entering into businesses ventures