Wise Law Blog: LawFact of the Day: Civil Litigation

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Thursday August 11, 2016. Today we are talking about Civil Litigation.

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Civil lawsuits in Ontario’s Superior Court are commenced by issuing a document known as a Statement of Claim. A Defendant who is served in Ontario must file a Statement of Defence within 20 days of service.

If a Defendant is served elsewhere in Canada or the US, a Statement of Defence must be filed within 40 days of service.  If a Defendant is served outside Canada or the US, the Statement of Defence must be filed within 60 days of service.

– Garry J. Wise, Toronto
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Wise Law Blog: LawFact of the Day: Family Law

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Wednesday August 10, 2016. Today we are talking about Family Law.

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The property rights of common law spouses upon separation are not governed by any Ontario statute.

Common law spouses may still advance family property claims, especially where property has been acquired in a “joint family venture,” or they have contributed to the acquisition, maintenance or improvement of property owned by a common law spouse.

– Garry J. Wise, Toronto
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Wise Law Blog: 140Law: Legal Headlines for the week of August 8, 2016

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