My Uncle died without a will. I am his only living relative. What happens now?

When a person dies without a valid will, called "intestate", Ontario's Succession Law Reform Act sets out how the estate is distributed.

My auto insurer has cut off my weekly income replacement benefit. I was receiving $400.00 per week and now I have no cheque coming in and I am unable to go back to work. Can I fight this?

Yes.

If your auto insurer has inappropriately cut off your weekly income replacement benefit (IRB), you have the right to dispute this termination.

Employment Standards Act set rules for employee deductions.

QUESTION:  For the third time in two years, one of my drivers has been in a fender bender that was his fault.  This is significantly affecting my insurance and deductibles. Can I deduct the increased costs from his pay cheque?
 

Employers' vacation time policies.

QUESTION: I employ about 20 people in my small company. Things are going fairly well and as a result I have recently learned that I have five employees who did not take all of their paid vacation for the last few years. Perhaps I should have, but I did not know this was happening. I realize I have to pay out what they accumulated but how do I control this in the future?

 

Accessing severence from an employer in creditor protection.

QUESTION: I worked for a large local employer for 36 years. Two weeks ago I was told that my employment was over. I was given my outstanding wages and vacation pay and nothing more. The company is in creditor protection right now. Is there anything I can do to get a severance package?

I am applying to be the Estate Trustee with a Will - what are some common mistakes people make when applying for probate?

I am applying to be the Estate Trustee with a Will - what are some common mistakes people make when applying for probate?

What is Probate?

The Probate” process, which is now called an “Application for a Certificate of Appointment of the Estate Trustee with [or without] a Will”, is not a difficult process, however, the Court, specifically the Estates Registrar, is extremely unforgiving about mistakes in the application.

My husband was driving when he lost control of his truck and slammed into a tree, causing me serious injuries as a passenger. Can I sue my husband for my injuries?

Yes.

In Ontario, you are able to make a claim against an at-fault party for injuries suffered in a car accident, even if that at-fault party is a spouse or other family member.

Employers duty to accommodate employees.

Sadly, it is not unusual for employers to discriminate against disabled employees or fail to accommodate them in the workplace. Many employers simply do not understand the obligations imposed by the Ontario Human Rights Code. Even if they know they are violating the Code, most are clever enough not to be overt about the discrimination. But there are always exceptions.
 

Court Can Order Involuntary Mediations in Estate Disputes

Effective January 1, 2016, Rule 75.2 was added to the Rules of Civil Procedure and introduced a procedure for mediating estate disputes throughout the province of Ontario.