Considering Social Host Liability During the Holiday Season

With the holiday season upon us, it is important to remind party hosts of their social host liability. A Leading Canadian Case of Social Host Liability: Childs v Desormeaux, 2006 SCC 18 Childs is the leading case regarding social host liability in Canada. In that case, the Supreme Court of Canada held that the social…

New Civil Litigation Changes

There are some new and exciting changes coming to the civil litigation world! As of January 1, 2020, the changes outlined below will take effect and making the litigation process faster, easier and more affordable. Small Claims Court As of January 1, 2020, the monetary limit for the Small Claims Court will increase from $25,000…

Accident Benefits – What you Need to Know

What Are Optional Accident Benefits? Ontario has a comprehensive scheme of mandatory automobile insurance. Accident benefits are an important part of this car insurance. This is especially true if you have experienced personal injury resulting from a car crash. Accident benefits are provided to an injured person from their own auto insurance company. This is…

The Construction Lien Legal Landscape – How Changes to the Act Affect You

Construction Liens in Small Claims Court Before the Amendments The new Ontario Construction Act came into effect on July 1, 2018. It was previously the Construction Lien Act. The new Act brought significant changes to the construction lien legal landscape. Previously, in order to perfect a lien claim, the claimant (a contractor or subcontractor) had…

A Guide to Restraining Orders

A Guide to Restraining Orders   When leaving a former partner, married or common-law, you and your children have the right to feel safe. Unfortunately this is not always the case.   What is a restraining order and should I apply for one? The purpose of a restraining order is to protect you and your…

Spousal Support and Taxes

Deciding to split is hard enough as it is, WITHOUT the stress and worry of what to do come tax season. Fear not, ABB’s got you covered! Check out our list of things that you’ll need to consider this spring. #1: Proof of Separation The taxpayer has the responsibility of proving separation to CRA. This…

6 Questions to Ask Before Hiring for a Small Business

Operating a small business is exciting! There’s a lot happening at once, and to meet demand you often need to hire quickly. Before you jump on that job posting, here are some issues to think about. Pre-planning can help you protect your interests, prevent problems and avoid costly mistakes. Are you hiring an employee or…

4 Books for Co-Parenting After a Divorce

  Divorces are hard. Plain and simple. Especially when kids are involved. Co-parenting and making sure your children are always the focus can be a challenge for most couples. How do you make sure everyone is on the same page and wants the same things for your children, when you’re no longer together? With help…

How-To Avoid Injury this Holiday Season

As we get ready for the hustle and bustle of decorating, traveling, and gift buying, it is important to keep safety in mind to ensure the year’s festivities are not ruined by an unexpected accident. To help keep you safe this holiday season, be sure to keep the following tips in mind: Use ladders carefully:…

Spousal Support – What is it, and how is it calculated?

Spousal Support, sometimes referred to as alimony or maintenance, is money that’s paid by one spouse to another after they separate or divorce. Its purpose is to limit any unfair effects of a divorce. For example, perhaps one spouse dedicated the majority of their time to the family (stay at home parent, part-time work, etc.)…

Get In Touch With Us

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.