You and your married spouse or common-law partner are separating. And you both want a separation agreement that resolves all issues between the two of you. Legally. With the best likelihood of finality. Which means: you want a separation agreement that resolves everything to do with your kids: parenting arrangements and where they’ll live. And everything to do with support. And everything to do with property.
Our law firm has been a part of Innisfil history for some 44 years and we had great fun reminiscing about our early days! Here’s Part 2 of our proposed contribution!
Did you know that the Town of Innisfil will be Celebrating its 200th Anniversary in 2020? Innisfil was first surveyed in 1820, and there’s lots of information about its early history on Wikipedia.
But did you know that the Innisfil Historical Society, a wonderful local organization of individuals keenly interested in all our local stories, is working on a publication to celebrate that event?
Anderson Adams deals with lots of new home purchases. That’s partly because we’re located at 8034 Yonge Street in an area with lots of new development and new home construction, just south of the Barrie South Go Station. That means we’re very close to the lands annexed a few years ago by Barrie, where building is booming. And the Town of Innisfil also has lots of other new home construction at every price point.
Pretty much nobody wants to go to court. At Anderson Adams, whether you’re being sued or you need to sue somebody, we try hard to resolve matters through alternate dispute resolution techniques: negotiation, mediation, collaboration, arbitration.
In 2017, Anderson Adams was very proud that lawyer Vanessa Playtis was elected as a member-at-large to the real estate section of the Ontario Bar Association: read all about it right here!
And in that role, Vanessa plunged right into the intricacies of Bill 124, Ontario’s Rental Fairness Act, which has introduced a whole series of amendments to the Residential Tenancies Act and is now in force and effect.
You’ve separated. Maybe you were married. Maybe you were common-law or cohabiting spouses. Maybe you had kids together and maybe not. Maybe you owned a house or acquired other assets during your relationship, and maybe not.
What are contingency fees? That’s what’s being offered when you see an advertisement which says, “You don’t pay until we win.” And contingency fees are often offered with free consultations up front. Sounds good, right? So: why don’t all law firms offer contingency fees and free consultations?
Maybe you’ve already read our blog, “Where there’s a will . . . (there’s peace of mind)”.
If you haven’t, and perhaps need a bit more information about why making your will matters, here’s the link: https://www.andersonadams.ca/blog/where‑theres‑a‑will.html.
So once you’ve made an appointment to give will instructions, what can you expect? What information would it be helpful to have at your fingertips when you meet with your lawyer?
Do you enjoy watching video blogs? LawPro (which provides various types of supportive services to lawyers in Ontario) has produced a number of interesting vlogs on topics of interest to people buying real estate which we’re welcome to share with you.