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Can I still get a divorce during COVID-19?

Can I Still File For Divorce During COVID-19 in Ontario? When the pandemic lockdown was lifted in Wuhan – China saw a rapid rise in divorce filings after couples had spent months cooped up together. At Blackburn Lawyers – our Richmond Hill divorce lawyers have also seen a surge in divorce requests in Ontario during the COVID-19 pandemic as a result of couples feeling the strain of spending additional time together. Depending on how complex your divorce request is (i.e. [...]

Estate Planning in Ontario: A Checklist of Things to Consider

Estate Planning in Ontario: A Checklist of Things to Consider Having a will and estate plan prepared in advance can save you and your loved ones a lot of hassle after you pass on. The Government of Canada offers a free estate planning checklist online. However, there are many things to consider when preparing an estate plan and this is something an experienced wills and estate lawyer can assist with. For your convenience we have prepared a checklist for you [...]

Employment Law Questions in Ontario

COVID 19: Employment Law Questions in Ontario At Blackburn Lawyers – our Richmond Hill based law firm has been advising businesses, employers and employees with employment law matters across Ontario for many years. More recently – there have been tremendous challenges and uncertainties for both employers and employees in navigating the legal landscape with respect to COVID-19 employment law matters. Our Richmond Hill employment lawyers can advise on a wide variety of employment law matters as they pertain to COVID-19. [...]

Emergency Orders in Ontario During COVID-19

Emergency Orders in Ontario During COVID-19 Effective March 17, 2020 – Chief Justice of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice Geoffrey B. Morawetz advised that the Superior Court of Justice (SCJ) was suspending all regular operations until further notice in an effort to protect the health and safety of all court users in addition to preventing the further spread of the COVID-19. However, it is important to note here that the Court will continue to hear urgent matters during this [...]

Ronald Bohm also known as Ron Bohm | Senior Litigation Partner with Blackburn Lawyers

Ronald Bohm is a senior litigation partner with Blackburn Lawyers (formerly SBMB Law) based out of Richmond Hill, Ontario. Born and raised in Toronto, he grew up in Willowdale before moving to Richmond Hill. Since joining the firm Ron Bohm has received many accolades for his commitment to the legal community. In addition to being a past president with the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA) – Ron Bohm has been featured on TVO on a panel discussion regarding the ongoing [...]

What Are the Benefits of Incorporating Your Business?

What Are the Benefits of Incorporating Your Business? Blackburn Lawyers has been providing legal assistance to clients with regards to their incorporations and other business law matters since 1975. Our Richmond Hill corporate and business lawyers are proud to represent clients across Ontario with their legal needs. We offer practical, strategic and timely advice on all legal matters related to your business in a cost-effective manner and have developed a reputation for putting our client’s best interests first. It’s important [...]

How Does Severance Pay Work In Ontario?

How Does Severance Pay Work In Ontario? Blackburn Lawyers has been representing clients with their employment law needs (for both employers and employees) since 1975. Our employment lawyers have provided legal advice and guidance on a variety of different employment law legal topics including severance package reviews in Ontario. Our Richmond Hill employment lawyers can offer personalized strategies for personal situations because every termination is different. Contact our law firm today for a consultation if you require legal assistance regarding [...]

How Can A Personal Injury Lawyer Help Me?

How Can A Personal Injury Lawyer Help Me? At Blackburn Lawyers our Richmond Hill personal injury lawyers have been helping victims of serious injuries pursue meaningful compensation from insurance companies since 1975. Our personal injury lawyers have developed a reputation in the Greater Toronto Area for assisting clients with their personal injury claims and treating clients like family. Here are four reasons why you should hire a personal injury lawyer if you have been injured in an accident: Help recover [...]

What Should I Do If My Disability Benefits Have Been Denied?

What Should I Do If My Disability Benefits Have Been Denied? Our law firm has been helping clients who have had their disability benefits terminated since 1975. During this time we have helped thousands of individuals across Richmond Hill, the Greater Toronto Area and all over Ontario with their denied disability claims. While denials for disability benefits are very common – it is not the end of the road. There is a chance that you may be able to appeal [...]

Benefits of a Co-habitation Agreement

Benefits of a Co-habitation Agreement At Blackburn Lawyers – our law firm has helped prepare many co-habitation agreements for couples. To start with – a co-habitation agreement is a legally binding document that couples enter into when they choose to start living together. There are several benefits to preparing a co-habitation agreement and for your convenience we have listed some of the benefits below. By no means is this list exhaustive – but gives a general overview on the topic. [...]

5 Things To Do Following a Slip and Fall Accident in Ontario

5 Things To Do Following A Slip and Fall Accident in Ontario In Ontario – slip and fall accidents can occur during any season. Most people think that slip and fall accidents only occur in the wintertime – but that’s not always the case. Slip and fall accidents can occur for a variety of reasons including but not limited to uneven floors, cracks in the surface, unsafe premises, improper signage, slippery surfaces and more. Property owners have a responsibility to [...]

What Should I Do If I Have Just Been Fired?

What Should I Do If I Have Just Been Fired? At Blackburn Lawyers – our Richmond Hill employment lawyers have been helping residents in the Greater Toronto Area with employment law matters since the firm’s inception. During this time we have seen many different types of employment terminations occur – and have been able to advise our clients accordingly based on their unique circumstances. In Ontario, the Employment Standards Act (ESA) is an Act of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario [...]

5 Things To Do Following A Car Accident In Ontario

5 Things To Do Following A Car Accident In Ontario If you have been involved in a car accident in Ontario and have been injured – you may be eligible for compensation for your injuries. Some of the compensation available for accident victims include but are not limited to attendant care costs, medical expenses, house keeping costs, travel costs to attend medical appointments, loss of income or business income, out of pocket expenses and potentially more. If you or a [...]

Things to Consider When Drafting A Child Custody Agreement

Things to Consider When Drafting A Child Custody Agreement At Blackburn Lawyers – our Richmond Hill family lawyers have been assisting families with their divorce and separation legal proceedings since 1975. We have helped thousands of clients move forward confidently after the breakdown of a relationship or marriage. More importantly – we understand how complex child custody disputes can be and have successfully prepared child custody agreements for our clients in Richmond Hill and surrounding areas. Prior to discussing or [...]

What Are The Different Types Of Business Structures Available In Ontario?

What Are The Different Types Of Business Structures Available In Ontario? At Blackburn Lawyers – our Richmond Hill business lawyers have assisted clients with their business goals and legal needs since 1975 including choosing the right business structure. Choosing the right business structure is an important legal question you should discuss with your business lawyer or accountant prior to registering your business in Ontario. Business structures are selected based on your business goals, operations as well as your tax goals. [...]