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1. Protect your rights- When a relationship breaks down, the family law system can be difficult to navigate through. Not all situations are handled the same way. Married spouses have some different rights than common law spouses, long term marriages can be treated differently under the law than short term marriages, and parties with children can raise a host of legal issues. Before you sign a settlement or head to court, you should know your…
This is part 2 in a series of 3 articles.  Click here for Part 1 and Part 3.Part I discussed the very general amendments. Below the changes to how a pension will be valued, as well as settlement options, is reviewed:Valuation and Settlement of Pensions in Greater DetailValuationA statement of imputed value is required for an application for a division of the pension. The statement of imputed value shall be given to both spouses not later…
Laurie Pawlitza, Treasurer of the Law Society of Upper Canada received the 2011 WLAO President’s Award on June 7, 2011.  The Award recognizes a woman who has made a substantial contribution to the legal community as an academic, adjudicator, litigator, solicitor, author, or related profession. Laurie embodies the ideals of the Women's Law Association being engaged, aware and connected to issues, substantive and personal, facing women in the legal profession today.  The event was attended…
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