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How to dispute a Power of Attorney in Ontario

How to Dispute a Power of Attorney in Ontario A Power of Attorney is a legal document that one person (the grantor) uses to give another person (the attorney) the ability to make decisions on their behalf.  When disputes arise respecting a power of attorney, they can be resolved in court. Many people consider a Power of Attorney to be something that only older people need to worry about, but younger people can benefit from them as well.  A Power [...]

Tax considerations for the purchase or sale of a business in Ontario

Tax Considerations For The Purchase Or Sale Of A Business in Ontario Whether you are thinking about retirement or you are simply ready to move on to something new, selling a business that you have spent years building is not something to undertake lightly. There are many considerations to think of before making the decision to sell, for example: How much is your business worth? Who will you sell it to? What will happen to your employees if you sell [...]

Who gets the dog (pets) during a divorce in Ontario?

Who gets the dog (or pets) during a divorce? While we may think of our dogs as children and treat our cats like members of the family, the law continues to treat pets like any other personal property.  That means that after a divorce or separation, the animals often end up living with the person who bought them. If you and your spouse were married and the pet is particularly valuable, the value of the pet may be included in [...]

How does division of property work in common law separations in Ontario?

How does division of property work in common law separations in Ontario? The legislation that governs the equal division of property that spouses accumulate during a marriage does not apply to common law partners.  In general, when a common law relationship breaks down, each spouse retains the property they owned when the relationship began, including any increases to the value of that property that has accrued during the relationship.  Similarly, each spouse keeps any property that they bought with their [...]

Things to Consider When Drafting a Child Custody Agreement

Things to Consider When Drafting a Child Custody Agreement Many parents think that it will be easy to negotiate an agreement dealing with child custody and parenting arrangements after a separation.  While you and your ex-spouse may easily come to an agreement on the big issues, it is often the smaller issues that end up being sources of conflict for the family. At Blackburn Lawyers – our Richmond Hill divorce lawyers have many years of experience in finalizing child custody [...]

How Do Joint Divorces Work In Ontario?

How Do Joint Divorces Work In Ontario? If you and your spouse both agree that you want to obtain a divorce, you may be eligible for a joint divorce in Ontario.  A joint divorce can be relatively quick, easy and stress free.  You will not be required to attend court and you can even file all your paperwork online.  However, a joint divorce is not appropriate in every situation.  So how do you know if it’s right for you? Are [...]

How Are Child Support Payments Calculated In Ontario?

How Are Child Support Payments Calculated In Ontario? A child has a legal right to the support of both parents.  When the parents of a child are no longer living together, one or both of them may be required to make a monthly child support payment in order to continue financially supporting the child.  The amount of child support owed in that situation is calculated using tables set out in the Federal Child Support Guidelines and is dependent on: the [...]

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 [...]