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…

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:…

ABB Welcomes Associate Jennifer Williams

Augustine Bater Binks LLP is pleased to welcome Jennifer Williams as its newest associate lawyer. Jennifer was born in Windsor, Ontario and raised in Orleans, Ontario. She studied commerce with a specialization in accounting for three years at the Telfer School of Management before making the switch into law. Jennifer graduated from the French Common…

Equalization Claim by a Surviving Spouse

The Family Law Act (the Act) makes provision for an equalization claim by a surviving spouse. Section 6(2) of the Act allows a surviving married spouse (i.e. not a common law spouse) to elect between his or her succession rights under a will and his or her equalization claim under the Act. For example, a…

Executor’s Compensation

What is it? Executor’s compensation is the money that is paid by an Estate to the trustee(s) or executor(s) who manage the Estate. A trustee or executor is the person appointed in a will to manage the affairs of the deceased’s estate. Although those terms refer to different roles they are often used together because…

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