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John Tibor Syrtash B.A. (Hon.) LL.B. Celebrates Forty Years as a Canadian Family Law Lawyer.

Today (April 9, 2021), Mr. Syrtash celebrates his fortieth anniversary of being called to the Bar as a lawyer, following his attendance at Queen’s University Law School, Osgoode Hall Law School (York University), and the University of Toronto. This is a momentous accomplishment. Since 1981, he has acted as family law Counsel to hundreds of...
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Case Comment

Case Comment: Amaya v. Bobb [2020] O.J. No. 5877 (Ontario Court of Justice, Toronto):  transportation of  a child when a parent relocates without consent or Court Order By Ailin He* and John Syrtash** Absent written consent from the other parent, the parent who wishes to relocate with the children should always obtain a court order...
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Consistent Routines between Households: Good for kids

Marlene Kazman B.Sc., LL.B.  Joint decision-making and often equal parenting time are the benchmarks of modern family law. Consistent routines between households are a good thing for kids.  So how do these pieces fit together in your family puzzle? While it may initially get your back up to hear your ex ask you to abide...
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The Case for Cause: Summary Dismissal

 By Louis Vittas | Partner | Garfin Zeidenberg LLP Louis Vittas Much has been written regarding adequate notice or paid compensation for the termination of an employee without cause. In fact, it is paramount to seek appropriate advice as a business owner or employee when facing the scenario of ending the employment relationship. But what...
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Considerations for Preparing Shareholders’ Agreements and Partnership Agreements

Initiating the process and a plan to be followed. By Martin K. Zeidenberg | Partner | Garfin Zeidenberg LLP The point of this paper is to essentially summarize many of the main considerations in the preparation of a Shareholders’ Agreement, to protect each of the parties entering into this common form of business relationship when...
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Do I Really Need a Will?

By Jessica Elie | Associate | Garfin Zeidenberg LLP Long gone are the days of assuming that it is only elderly people with significant assets that require Wills and Powers of Attorney. More and more I am noticing a shift in my practice where younger generations and especially those with young children have come to...
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International Woman’s Day

In recognition of our colleagues on International Woman’s Day, March 8, 2021: MARLENE KAZMAN B.SC., LL.B. Practice Areas: Family Law Email kazman@gzlegal.com, Phone +1.416.642.5416 MELISSA STAMKOS, J.D. Practice Areas: Estate Planning, Estate Administration & Estate Litigation, Family Law, Corporate Law Email melissas@gzlegal.com, Phone +1.416.642.5429 JESSICA ELIE B.A., J.D. Practice Areas: Wills & Estate Planning, Powers of Attorney & Trusts,...
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Divorce: Considerations & Reasonable Expectations

Marlene Kazman B.SC., LL.B. Studies show that married people are the happiest people on Earth.  That said, 35-40% of marriages end in divorce, and the divorce rate among people who marry before age 25 is around 75%.  What can we glean from these few statistics? We can conclude that when marriages “work”, it is a...
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Be Careful with your Phone!

By Marlene Kazman | Garfin Zeidenberg LLP Marlene Kazman B. SC., LL.B. There are many court cases where intemperate/nasty/crazy/ill-advised text message and emails are sent between the parents of young children.  I have had the dubious privilege of being counsel on 2 such cases.  The cases are quite different factually, however, a common theme emerges.  ...
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