What's the deal with joint bank accounts?

It's often the case that an aging parent make his/her account(s) joint with one or more of her children. So on death are join accounts Estate assets?

Courtroom scenes in the movies

Courtroom scenes in the movies and on television aren't very similar to reality.

Thank you Hamilton Spectator Readers!

Readers of the Hamilton Spectator have voted, and Ross & McBride LLP feels your love!

I have a friend who frequently asks to borrow my car. What are the implications of allowing my friend to use my car?

I have a friend who frequently asks to borrow my car.  What are the implications of allowing my friend to use my car?
 

Ziebenhaus comment on assessments

The Ontario Court of Appeal has made an extraordinary decision by agreeing with the Superior Court that is has an inherent jurisdiction to order a party to subject himself or herself to an assessment by a person who is not a “health practitioner “ as defined by section 105 of the Courts Of Justice Act.

Should shareholders of a corporation have a shareholders agreement?

There is no legal requirement that shareholders of a corporation enter into a shareholders agreement. However, when a corporation has more than one shareholder a shareholder agreement among the shareholders is well advised.

As a homeowner in a busy neighborhood, what precautions should I take on Hallowe'en?

As a homeowner in a busy neighborhood what precautions should I take for Hallowe'en?

I was in a car accident and need treatment. My insurance company keeps saying they won't pay because I'm in the "MIG"? What does that mean?

I was in a car accident and need treatment.  My insurance company keeps saying they won’t pay because I’m in the “MIG”? What does that mean?

If a business owner wants to have his/her children participate and eventually take over the family business, all while reducing his/her own tax exposure, should he/she consider an estate freeze?

 If a business owner wants to have his/her children participate and eventually take over the family business, all while reducing his/her own tax exposure, should he/she consider an estate freeze?
 

Jeffrey Manishen talking law and sports on TSN 1050

Jeffrey Manishen was on TSN 1050 with Mike Richards.