How Should You Arrange Your Taxes During (And After) A Separation From Your Spouse?

There's never a good time to end a marriage -- but combining the emotions and stress of a divorce with tax troubles can be a recipe for emotional disaster. Unfortunately, Canadian laws can operate to give you some messy tax issues even just upon your initial separation from your spouse. You'll often need to be proactive to avoid being assessed with penalties or mistakenly taking benefits to which you are no longer entitled. [Read More]

DNA Results Could Be Dangerous: Talk To A Lawyer Before Testing At Home

Currently here in Canada, you can find out, in the privacy of your home, whether or not you are at risk for a host of genetic conditions. All you have to do is obtain a home testing kit and provide a DNA sample (saliva or blood) through the mail. When the results are in, you can view them on your computer. Sounds easy, right? Wrong. Legal issues have sprung up like weeds all over the hillside of this new medical frontier. [Read More]

3 Methods To Help You Break A Contract To Buy A House

Buying a house is a huge step in life, and it requires a big commitment and a lot of money. It is also something that can take time from the start to finish. After making an offer on a house, you may start having second thoughts, wondering if you made the right decision. Unfortunately, once you sign the agreement, you might be legally obligated to go through with the purchase. To find out what your options are, you may want to consult a real estate lawyer, and here are three options your lawyer might suggest. [Read More]

3 Questions You May Have About Annulments

If you want to get out of your marriage, have you considered getting an annulment? An annulment is an option for ending a marriage; however, it is rarely used. This is because there are conditions you must meet in order to end a marriage in this manner, and most people who want to end their marriages cannot meet these requirements. Here are three questions you may have about annulments. Is There a Time Frame? [Read More]