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Posts by Alex Scanlon

Navigating A Settlement Conference

Navigating A Settlement Conference

Whether you are a Plaintiff or a Defendant in a Small Claims Court matter, you are generally required to attend a Settlement Conference. Settlement Conference is a Court attendance where the parties to a Small Claims Court matter and their legal representatives, if retained, will meet with a Deputy Judge or referee to discuss the…

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Paralegal assists with a contract

What is a Paralegal and what can a Paralegal do for you?

In the Province of Ontario, paralegals are legal professionals who are licensed by the Law Society of Ontario to supply specific legal services including providing legal advice and representation for clients in some Courts such as small claims court, provincial offences court for traffic offences and minor criminal offences, and administrative tribunals such as the…

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Who has the power to make decisions on your behalf?

Who has the power to make decisions on your behalf?

An increasingly common misconception I have been encountering as of late is the notion that spouses are entitled to make health care decisions on each other’s behalf. This entitlement supposedly arises as a result of marriage. Unfortunately, this is simply not true. The act governing who can make health care decisions on behalf of an…

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Tree Canopy From Below

Trees, Nuisances and You

Trees are a wonderful thing. They filter our air, provide shade in the summer, and they brighten up the dreary fall. Trees are a valued and desirable element of any neighbourhood. They can also be a real nuisance. Why all this talk of trees? Because your trees or your plans for your property might be…

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The Importance of Updating Your Wills

Wills can become out of date for any number of reasons. Perhaps your familial situation has changed so that the terms of the will no longer reflect your wishes. Sometimes the law changes, rendering parts of your will contradictory or confusing. Perhaps someone close to you has passed away, leaving a hole in your will.…

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