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My child is facing divorce: how do I help?

By Marlene Kazman, LL.B.  Your child is contemplating separation and divorce from their spouse. How can you help? The first thing you can do to help is help, not hinder.  If your child has bad feelings and resentment towards their spouse, that is their issue; not your issue to fight.  If there are grandchildren involved, it is...
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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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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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EMPLOY PROFESSIONAL FAMILY LAWYERS

In Toronto, different people have different family issues that need to be sorted out in a responsible manner by family lawyers. Therefore, make sure that you are hiring the most trusted, reliable, and well-versed Toronto-based family lawyers to resolve your family law matters as speedily and competently as possible. In that context, Garfin Zeidenberg LLP...
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Last Will & Testament, Power of Attorney for Personal Care, Continuing Power of Attorney for Property

By Martin K. Zeidenberg | Partner | Garfin Zeidenberg LLP Planning for your own death is a difficult concept to embrace. Often times, we do not think about how our loved ones will be affected once we die. Proper planning ensures that upon your death, your assets are distributed according to your wishes. It is...
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Drawn to family law matters

By Shannon LaFontaine LL.B. When I first chose law as a profession, I told everyone I never intended to pursue a career in family law. During law school, I actively avoided anything to do with the subject. I had heard horror stories about how combative and volatile the area is, and how stressed and depressed...
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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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What is a toxic relationship?

The age of the information highway and Instagram has made the twin phrases “toxic marriage” or “toxic relationship” into common parlance.   What is a toxic relationship? A relationship characterized by toxic behavior from one or both parties. Dr. Lillian Glass, author of the 1995 book Toxic People, defines a toxic relationship as “any relationship...
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