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Caryma F Sa'd Lawyer

Caryma F Sa'd

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Criminal, Landlord-Tenant
Caryma Sa’d practices law in the Greater Toronto Area and beyond.

A major component of Caryma’s current work involves advocacy with respect to human rights and social justice issues. She writes and tweets extensive... (more)

Matthew Adam Friedberg Lawyer

Matthew Adam Friedberg

VERIFIED
Criminal, DUI-DWI, Felony, Motor Vehicle, White Collar Crime

Matthew Friedberg has been a criminal defence lawyer his entire career. He has successfully represented thousands of clients charged with every type o... (more)

John Edward Charles Hyde Lawyer

John Edward Charles Hyde

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Employment, Labor Law

John-Edward C. Hyde is a Partner and Chair of the Management-side Labour Group, at Hyde HR Law. John is one of only 22 lawyers in Canada, certified as... (more)

Noel Martin Gerald Daley Lawyer

Noel Martin Gerald Daley

Accident & Injury, Medical Malpractice, Insurance, Civil Rights, Sexual Harassment

Noel Daley's success in law has been clearly defined by his upbringing. Inspired by his mother, who put his brothers and him through law school, he ha... (more)

Richard J. Aitken Lawyer

Richard J. Aitken

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Criminal, DUI-DWI, Traffic, Felony, Misdemeanor

Our winning team of experienced Ontario criminal lawyers provides hope and real solutions to those charged with DUI, DWI, impaired driving or other cr... (more)

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Jonathan Mesiano-Crookston

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Lawsuit & Dispute, Intellectual Property, Franchising, Business, Health Care

Jonathan Mesiano-Crookston (BScH Biochem, JD) is a partner with the boutique commercial litigation firm of Goldman Hine LLP and a registered patent an... (more)

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800-681-3730

Peter  Manderville Lawyer

Peter Manderville

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Business, Lawsuit & Dispute, Employment, Real Estate

Peter is a former partner from Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP. He was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1990. He specializes in commercial and insurance ... (more)

Mihkel  Holmberg Lawyer

Mihkel Holmberg

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Corporate, Wills & Probate, Trusts, Wills

Mihkel Holmberg’s practice encompasses a broad range of business practice including the purchase and sale of businesses, corporate and commercial le... (more)

Joel Stephen Guberman Lawyer

Joel Stephen Guberman

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Immigration

Joel has been practising immigration law for over 35 years, and he is certified by the Law Society of Ontario as a Specialist in Immigration and Citiz... (more)

Rohan R. Haté Lawyer

Rohan R. Haté

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Accident & Injury, Real Estate, Criminal, Divorce & Family Law, Employment

Rohan Haté is a partner at the law firm of McPhadden Samac Tuovi Haté LLP. Rohan received his Honours Bachelor of Arts degree from the Universit... (more)

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SEPARATE PROPERTY

In community property states, property owned and controlled entirely by one spouse in a marriage. At divorce, separate property is not divided under the state's... (more...)
In community property states, property owned and controlled entirely by one spouse in a marriage. At divorce, separate property is not divided under the state's property division laws, but is kept by the spouse who owns it. Separate property includes all property that a spouse obtained before marriage, through inheritance or as a gift. It also includes any property that is traceable to separate property -- for example, cash from the sale of a vintage car owned by one spouse before marriage-and any property that the spouses agree is separate property. Compare community property and equitable distribution.

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE

An order from a judge that directs a party to come to court and convince the judge why she shouldn't grant an action proposed by the other side or by the judge ... (more...)
An order from a judge that directs a party to come to court and convince the judge why she shouldn't grant an action proposed by the other side or by the judge on her own (sua sponte). For example, in a divorce, at the request of one parent a judge might issue an order directing the other parent to appear in court on a particular date and time to show cause why the first parent should not be given sole physical custody of the children. Although it would seem that the person receiving an order to show cause is at a procedural disadvantage--she, after all, is the one who is told to come up with a convincing reason why the judge shouldn't order something--both sides normally have an equal chance to convince the judge to rule in their favor.

MISREPRESENTATION

A lie by one spouse before marriage that provides grounds for an annulment. For example, if a spouse failed to mention that he was still married or was incapabl... (more...)
A lie by one spouse before marriage that provides grounds for an annulment. For example, if a spouse failed to mention that he was still married or was incapable of having children, he has misrepresented himself.

ATTORNEY FEES

The payment made to a lawyer for legal services. These fees may take several forms: hourly per job or service -- for example, $350 to draft a will contingency (... (more...)
The payment made to a lawyer for legal services. These fees may take several forms: hourly per job or service -- for example, $350 to draft a will contingency (the lawyer collects a percentage of any money she wins for her client and nothing if there is no recovery), or retainer (usually a down payment as part of an hourly or per job fee agreement). Attorney fees must usually be paid by the client who hires a lawyer, though occasionally a law or contract will require the losing party of a lawsuit to pay the winner's court costs and attorney fees. For example, a contract might contain a provision that says the loser of any lawsuit between the parties to the contract will pay the winner's attorney fees. Many laws designed to protect consumers also provide for attorney fees -- for example, most state laws that require landlords to provide habitable housing also specify that a tenant who sues and wins using that law may collect attorney fees. And in family law cases -- divorce, custody and child support -- judges often have the power to order the more affluent spouse to pay the other spouse's attorney fees, even where there is no clear victor.

FOSTER CARE

Court-ordered care provided to children who are unable to live in their own homes, usually because their parents have abused or neglected them. Foster parents h... (more...)
Court-ordered care provided to children who are unable to live in their own homes, usually because their parents have abused or neglected them. Foster parents have a legal responsibility to care for their foster children, but do not have all the rights of a biological parent--for example, they may have limited rights to discipline the children, to raise them according to a certain religion or to authorize non-emergency medical procedures for them. The foster parents do not become the child's legal parents unless the biological parents' rights are terminated by a court and the foster parents adopt the child. This is not typically encouraged, as the goal of foster care is to provide temporary support for the children until they can be returned to their parents. See also foster child.

SURVIVORS BENEFITS

An amount of money available to the surviving spouse and minor or disabled children of a deceased worker who qualified for Social Security retirement or disabil... (more...)
An amount of money available to the surviving spouse and minor or disabled children of a deceased worker who qualified for Social Security retirement or disability benefits.

LAWFUL ISSUE

Formerly, statutes governing wills used this phrase to specify children born to married parents, and to exclude those born out of wedlock. Now, the phrase means... (more...)
Formerly, statutes governing wills used this phrase to specify children born to married parents, and to exclude those born out of wedlock. Now, the phrase means the same as issue and 'lineal descendant.'

COMMON LAW MARRIAGE

In some states, a type of marriage in which couples can become legally married by living together for a long period of time, representing themselves as a marrie... (more...)
In some states, a type of marriage in which couples can become legally married by living together for a long period of time, representing themselves as a married couple and intending to be married. Contrary to popular belief, the couple must intend to be married and act as though they are for a common law marriage to take effect -- merely living together for a long time won't do it.

CONFIDENTIAL COMMUNICATION

Information exchanged between two people who (1) have a relationship in which private communications are protected by law, and (2) intend that the information b... (more...)
Information exchanged between two people who (1) have a relationship in which private communications are protected by law, and (2) intend that the information be kept in confidence. The law recognizes certain parties whose communications will be considered confidential and protected, including spouses, doctor and patient, attorney and client, and priest and confessor. Communications between these individuals cannot be disclosed in court unless the protected party waives that protection. The intention that the communication be confidential is critical. For example, if an attorney and his client are discussing a matter in the presence of an unnecessary third party -- for example, in an elevator with other people present -- the discussion will not be considered confidential and may be admitted at trial. Also known as privileged communication.