Guardian ad Litem

The latin expression “ad litem” pronounced “ad light um” means “for this suit” or “for the purposes of this lawsuit”. Generally, the expression is used in connection with the term …

Properties Repaired and Rectified

On occasion real estate agents are presented with difficult and challenging facts. There has been damage to a building. It was repaired. The Insurance company paid. But the question is …

Powers of Attorney

Basically, there are two kinds of Powers of Attorney: Personal Care, General for Assets. Most people need them both. The first one deals with daily living decisions which affect the …

Krawchuk v. Scherbak (2012)

This case reached the Supreme Court of Canada on 8 December 2012. Leave to appeal was denied. The Court therefore by implication endorsed the ruling of the Ontario Court of …

Hodgkinson v. Simms (1994)

The case of Hodgkinson v. Simms (1994) in the Supreme Court of Canada is the landmark case on this subject of Fiduciary Duties and Obligations in Canada.  The facts are …

Execution of the Spousal Consent

Agreements of Purchase and Sale in Ontario contemplate the need for the execution of the Spousal Consent. Most married couples will own their matrimonial home in joint tenancy. In such …