Richmond Hill Law Blog

Pedestrian Accident Injuries in Ontario

Pedestrian Accident Injuries in Ontario Even a slow-moving vehicle can do a lot of damage to a pedestrian. If you have been injured by a motor vehicle or have injured yourself walking as a pedestrian, you may be entitled to receive compensation. Alternatively, you may be able to sue the driver of the vehicle or the entity/person responsible for your injuries. Our Richmond Hill personal injury lawyers can walk you through the process of dealing with pedestrian accident injuries in [...]

Registering A Trademark – What You Need To Know

Registering a Trademark – What You Need to Know A trademark is a unique combination of elements that you use to distinguish your business’s goods or services from the goods and services of others. The more you use your trademark in conjunction with your business, the more the trademark comes to represent your company, your product, and your reputation in the public eye. Registering your trademark lets you protect the time and effort you put into developing your reputation by [...]

Things a Buyer Should Know About Home Inspections

Things a Buyer Should Know About Home Inspections A home inspection enables a potential home buyer to have a knowledgeable professional inspect the property prior to purchase. A home inspection report can help you decide on an appropriate purchase price, understand whether a property has more potential problems than you want to take on, and make plans for future repairs. Our Richmond Hill real estate lawyers may help to ensure that you understand everything a buyer should know about home [...]

Benefits Of Domestic Contracts In Ontario

Benefits of Domestic Contracts in Ontario A domestic contract is an agreement between domestic partners that can set out how they plan to deal with property and money both during and at the end of the relationship. You can enter into a domestic contract whether or not you are married. It is never too late to consider a domestic contract, even if your relationship is in the process of ending. One of our Richmond Hill family and divorce lawyers may [...]

What is Constructive Dismissal in Ontario? 

What is Constructive Dismissal in Ontario?  Constructive dismissal occurs when an employer makes a significant change to a fundamental term or condition of an employee’s job and the employee does not consent to the change. There are a number of different situations that may be considered constructive dismissal and constructive dismissal can affect an employee’s rights in a variety of ways. Our Richmond Hill employment lawyers may be able to provide you with further information about constructive dismissal in Ontario [...]

What is Intestate Succession in Ontario?

What is intestate succession in Ontario?  Intestate succession is the process by which your estate is distributed if you die without leaving a will. In Ontario, intestate succession is governed by the Succession Law Reform Act, which sets out the rules by which an intestate’s estate is distributed in various situations. Our Richmond Hill Wills and Estates Lawyer can provide you with further information regarding what is intestate succession in Ontario as it applies to your situation. Who Inherits in [...]

Why You Should Speak To A Lawyer Before Signing Your Severance Package in Ontario

Why you should speak to a lawyer before signing your severance package in Ontario Severance pay is mandated by Ontario’s Employment Standards Act. It is designed to compensate a long-term employee who loses their job. “Severance pay” as described in the Employment Standards Act is different than “termination pay,” which is paid to an employee in lieu of the statutorily required notice period. The notice period is designed to provide an employee with fair warning that their employment is coming [...]

An Overview Of Cohabitation Agreements In Ontario

An Overview of Cohabitation Agreements in Ontario A cohabitation agreement is a written agreement between two people in a common law relationship to protect their respective rights within the context of their relationship.  It is important to note that couples who are married can sign a similar agreement, but it is called a marriage agreement. Similarly, if you sign a cohabitation agreement and then get married, your cohabitation agreement automatically becomes your marriage agreement. Our Richmond Hill Family and Divorce [...]

Psychological Injuries In Personal Injury Claims

Psychological Injuries in Personal Injury Claims With the ongoing campaign by the healthcare community regarding the importance of mental health, it is no surprise that psychological injuries have been recognized by Ontario courts as an important aspect of personal injury claims. In the context of a personal injury claim, a psychological injury could be any type of mental disorder or suffering caused by someone else’s negligence. Our Richmond Hill personal injury lawyers are available to address your questions about psychological [...]

The Difference Between Separation And Divorce In Ontario

The difference between separation and divorce in Ontario Anyone who is married or in a common law relationship and who wants to end that relationship, can separate from their spouse.  Not everyone who separates, however, needs to obtain a divorce.  A divorce is a court order that legally dissolves a marriage.  You only need a divorce if you are legally married and want to marry someone else. Our Richmond Hill family law lawyers can help you sort through the difference [...]

Common Wintertime Slip and Fall Injuries

Anyone who has lived through a winter in Richmond Hill or the GTA knows just how easy it is to slip and fall on improperly cleared ice or snow that has been allowed to accumulate. While many accident victims may be able to walk away from the scene of their fall without incident, depending on certain factors, wintertime slip and fall accidents can result in severe, life-altering injuries.

5 Reasons to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer

Accidents can happen to anyone. In Richmond Hill and the surrounding GTA, countless people are injured in traumatic accidents each year. When accidents occur, their effects can be all-consuming, impacting every aspect of an injured person’s life. And while hiring a personal injury lawyer to handle your claim may seem daunting, working with someone with legal experience can make the entire process much simpler and much more beneficial.

Estate Planning Tips For Blended Families

Estate planning tips for blended families Managing a blended family is complicated enough during your lifetime.  After you pass away, things can get even more complicated.  An effective estate plan can protect your family from financial hardship and the stresses of estate litigation after you are gone. Our Richmond Hill wills and estates lawyers can answer all of your questions about estate planning tips for blended families. The importance of an estate plan for blended families A common estate plan [...]

Things To Consider When You Rent Your Property On Airbnb In Ontario

Things to consider when you rent your property on Airbnb in Ontario We’ve all heard stories of someone who has earned a significant amount of money by renting out their house, apartment or cottage on Airbnb. But before you jump to listing your property on Airbnb or another short-term rental platform, you should know what you’re getting into. Our Richmond Hill real estate lawyers can ensure you understand the most important things to consider when you rent your property on [...]

Things To Consider When Designating Beneficiaries For Your Estate Plan 

Things to consider when designating beneficiaries for your estate plan One of the key considerations to estate planning is designating who will be a beneficiary. Not only do you need to decide who will be a beneficiary under your will, you also need to take into account life insurance policies, pensions and registered investments that permit you to assign a designated beneficiary. Our Richmond Hill wills and estate lawyers will ensure that you understand the most important things to consider [...]