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Preparation for Marriage

By John T. Syrtash, Associate, Garfin Zeidenberg LLP, a Toronto family law lawyer for the past 40 years. We’re getting married, and will live in the home that I own. My brother, who is divorced, says I would lose the house if we were to divorce. How can that be? Syrtash: People spend a lot...
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The case of Uber Technologies Inc. v Heller, 2020 SCC 16

By Jordan N. Potasky In June of 2020 the Supreme Court of Canada (the “SCC”) released its decision in the case of Uber Technologies Inc. v Heller, 2020 SCC 16.  In that case the SCC  ruled that the arbitration provisions in Uber’s standard service agreements with drivers was invalid because it was unconscionable thereby, potentially,...
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The Joint Partner Trust or Alter Ego Trust

by Martin Zeidenberg OVER AGE 65? READ ON There is a method that is now being used by Estate Planners to avoid probate taxes respecting any principal residence that has significant value at the date of death. By creating a Joint Partner Trust or Alter Ego Trust (single individual) to own the property, all of...
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Doing Business in the US?

OUR US LICENSED TRADEMARK LAWYERS WILL PROTECT YOUR INTELLECTUAL CAPITAL. Garfin Zeidenberg LLP offers trademark, copyright, and technology legal services: trademark registrations, trademark license agreements, trade-mark opposition & infringement, copyright registrations, and hardware & software acquisitions. Deliverables: RISK ASSESSMENT: Trademark search, lawyer drafted clearance report and consultations to improve success and reduce legal exposure.APPLICATION FILING:...
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Corporation Naming Fundamentals

By Tyler Benoliel | Garfin Zeidenberg LLP Corporation Naming Fundamentals A corporation name is the name selected by a company at the time of incorporation and is listed on the company’s articles of incorporation. This is the corporation’s legal name, however, a corporation may have one or more assumed names that it operates by. An...
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When is Spousal Support Tax Deductible, and when is it taxable?

By John T. Syrtash, Associate, Garfin Zeidenberg LLP, a Toronto family law lawyer for the past 39 years (see www.freemychild.ca). When a couple separates, the payor of “periodic” spousal support is entitled under the Income Tax Act of Canada to deduct the amounts he pays his spouse from his taxable income. The support recipient must include this spousal...
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Important Changes to Divorce Law

By AILIN HE, LL.B., MSc The amendments to the federal Divorce Act came into force on March 1, 2021. The following is a summary of important changes: 1. Terminology: “custody” and “access” have been replaced with “decision making responsibility” and “parenting time”; 2. Family dispute resolution: lawyers must inform and encourage clients to participate in...
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Solutions to International Child Abduction

By John T. Syrtash, Associate, Garfin Zeidenberg LLP, a Toronto family law lawyer for 40  years.  If you are facing a parental kidnapping, child abduction to the USA, or other parental  international child abduction:  1.       Call the Police.  Explain the urgency of the abduction and give as much information as needed.  Amber alerts are now being made...
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