Adverse Circumstances If You Die and Don’t Have a Will

Adverse Circumstances If You Die and Don’t Have a Will

On behalf of Osuji & Smith posted in Wills and Estate on Tuesday, October 28, 2018.

What do you want to happen when you die? Who will inherit your home and pension plan funds, and who gets your collection of art or hobbies, or cars?

Dying without a Will can leave a trail of unpaid bills, taxes and courtroom battles behind you for those who survive you. Not to mention that you don’t...

Bankruptcy and Support Obligations

On behalf of Osuji & Smith posted in Family Law on Tuesday, September 11, 2018.

Separation may impose additional financial burden on people, especially when a separated/divorced parent needs to pay spousal/partner support or child support. This is understandable because the support payor would generally find it very difficult to maintain the same lifestyle he or she had prior to the...

Divorce Act Changes Put Children First and Reflect 20 Years of Discussion with the Family-Justice Community

On behalf of Osuji & Smith posted in Family Law on Tuesday, July 24, 2018

For more than 20 years, the Federal Divorce Act, especially the Bill C-78, hasn't proposed a significant change as we know now. Emphasizing alternatives to courtroom battles and by using neutral language for the sharing of parental responsibilities are important steps for the family-law system.

The government...

New Rules Protect Workers and Ensure They Have the Same Rights as other Canadians

On behalf of Osuji & Smith posted in Employment and Labour Law on Thursday, June 21, 2018

On June 1, 2018, came into effect new rules of The Alberta’s Occupational Health and Safety Act as an improvement of the OHS system to better protect people in their workspace. Every year, hardworking Albertans are killed or injured on the job. After months of consultation with employers, labor...