BUYING A HOUSE? PROTECT YOURSELF

Posted in: Real Estate- Jul 10, 2015 Comments Off on BUYING A HOUSE? PROTECT YOURSELF

The house you’ve decided to buy looks in good shape. Of course it’s expensive, and you have to pay transfer tax, legal fees and moving costs on top – so should you bother with an inspection, one more cost? Absolutely! Peter and Anne (names changed) were looking for a house for their young family. Peter […]

SPOUSAL SUPPORT AND INCOME INEQUALITY – A TREND ARRESTED?

Posted in: Real Estate- Apr 01, 2015 Comments Off on SPOUSAL SUPPORT AND INCOME INEQUALITY – A TREND ARRESTED?

Richard, 56, and Alice, 49, (names changed) were married for 20 years. They had no children. Neither made sacrifices during the marriage, and both were self-sufficient and able to make a clean break when they separated. But Alice was earning significantly more than Richard. Should he get spousal support under the federal Divorce Act just […]

JOINT TENANCY CAN HELP – OR BITE YOU

Posted in: Real Estate- Apr 01, 2015 Comments Off on JOINT TENANCY CAN HELP – OR BITE YOU

Ever heard of joint tenancy? It’s a way for two (or more) people to own property together, and it has a unique twist: when one owner or “joint tenant” dies, the surviving owner/joint tenant automatically becomes the owner of the whole property. This right of “survivorship” flows from holding the property as joint tenants, not […]

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