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Buying a former grow op?

Posted by on Sep 11, 2013 in Articles | Comments Off on Buying a former grow op?

Best way is to check the local police site, most of which indicate properties formerly used for illegal purposes. Please contact me as we have had some experience in these matters. Scarborough Grow Op List

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Effective Legal Solutions

Posted by on Dec 27, 2012 in home_slider | Comments Off on Effective Legal Solutions

Effective Legal Solutions

Superior client care is at the core of Tenenbaum and Solomon’s success. We strive to understand our clients’ diverse needs in order to better serve you and yield results. Your success is our success.Learn more

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HOW MUCH DOES IT COST FOR A SIMPLE DIVORCE?

Posted by on Aug 21, 2012 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on HOW MUCH DOES IT COST FOR A SIMPLE DIVORCE?

This memorandum is intended to answer the most frequent questions relating to simple divorce proceedings.   DO I NEED THE DIVORCE? Most people do not realize that a divorce judgment initiates a 2-year limitation period for spousal property claims which may be needed where there is no separation agreement. Of course, without a divorce, your “ex-spouse” is still your “spouse” for estate purposes, and on an intestacy would inherit by law a preferred share of your estate. Just generally, it makes sense in many ways to clean up and simplify your affairs.   ‘SIMPLE’ v. ‘UNCONTESTED’ We use the term “simple” divorce to refer to an uncontested divorce proceeding in which the only relief requested is a divorce judgment based on grounds of marital breakdown by reason of a separation for at least one year. An uncontested divorce that is based on other grounds such as adultery or cruelty, or in which there is other relief requested such as support or property division, involves slightly more time and effort. For example, where there is any type of financial relief claimed, the divorce applicant must prepare and file a detailed financial statement even if there will be no opposition to such relief in a final divorce judgment.   GROUNDS FOR DIVORCE Under Section 8 of the Divorce Act, a spouse can obtain a divorce from the other on grounds of marital breakdown which can be proven by showing that the spouses have lived separate and apart for at least one year before the judgment. (The Court application can in fact be commenced before the expiry of that one year term.) Adultery and cruelty are other evidence that supports marital breakdown, and permit a divorce earlier than one year; but those grounds require somewhat inflammatory allegations. Most couples are prepared to wait the one year period to obtain a simple divorce.   COURT PROCEDURE InCanadaa divorce can only be granted by a Court judgment. Judgment can be obtained in most circumstances without a court attendance, using written affidavit evidence.   WHAT DO WE NEED FROM YOU? When you come to us for a simple divorce, please have the following information or documents: 1. The marriage certificate; 2. Information relating to each spouse and the marriage including the date and place of birth, and particulars of any prior marriage of either spouse, including the divorce decree or judgment: 3. Details of the other spouse’s address for service (if you do not know it, we need as much information as we can in order to initiate a search for the other spouse); 4. If you seek to include in the divorce judgment any financial matters such as support or property, then we need information about your income and assets to complete a financial statement.   LAWYER FEES Our fees are based on time spent. In the usual simple divorce our fees do not exceed $400.00 plus H.S.T.   OTHER COSTS The most common disbursements and other fees for a simple divorce are: The most common disbursements and other fees for a simple divorce are: Issue Application Court Fee $157.00 Search Registry Gov’t Fee $10.00 Service by Process Server (Est.) Fee (higher for multiple attempts, foreign spouse) $64.20 Motion for JudgmentCourt Fee $280.00 Court clerk for Filing Attendances + GST (Est.)Fee $53.50 Certificate of Divorce Court Fee $19.00 TOTAL $583.70 WHY USE A LAWYER? There are stationer’s divorce kits available which detail the steps needed to obtain a simple divorce; however, the procedure can be rather confusing and time consuming. For example, be prepared to wait for hours in line at the court offices...

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Un-bundled legal services

Posted by on Aug 12, 2012 in Articles | Comments Off on Un-bundled legal services

Prospective Client: “I want justice!” Lawyer: “How much justice can you afford?” Client: “I make $12 an hour” Lawyer: “So do I, but I charge $250 an hour because of overhead. I also have a $5,000 insurance deductible if I make a mistake” Client: “Legal Aid said I make more than $19,000.00 annually so no luck. I can pay you $500 now and $500 in a month or two. My court date is in 3 weeks” Lawyer: “I can write the Court and ask for a lengthy postponement because an important witness, “Mr. Green” is absent (Lawyer motions in direction of client’s wallet) Client: “I thought the Charter gave me a right to a lawyer if I get into serious trouble” Lawyer: “That’s only at the time of arrest,  not for going to court, when you really need one, and not for civil / family / housing cases” Client: “Can you help?” Lawyer: “In the past I would limit my retainer, but now there is this new thing called unbundling” Client: “What’s that?” Lawyer: “Think of it as hiring your surgeon only for only the most challenging parts of your surgery, and leaving the routine parts such as anesthesia and sewing the incision back up for you to do” Client: “What a good idea, you do less so you can charge less?” Lawyer: “Exactly. We do less and have less control so there is a greater chance you will botch up somewhere and make a claim against me. In this way we can increase access to justice for low income people like you” Client: “Where do I sign? Lawyer: “Right here. Check off those parts of your lawsuit / crisis that you want me to handle and those parts you will be doing yourself. (Lawyer reviews form with client) Client: “I’ll chose Pleadings” Lawyer: “Good choice, that’s $200” Client: “I’ll chose for you to show up at the court” Lawyer: “Good choice, but please note that advocacy is extra” Client: “What’s advocacy?” Lawyer: “An extra $300…$400 if I know the Judge” Client: “Nah, I think I’ll skimp on that, I have to cut somewhere” Lawyer: What about investigation, answering correspondence, and reporting” Client: “I don’t need all the bells and whistles, here’s $500” Lawyer: “Thank you. Are you perfectly clear on what unbundled services are your responsibility and what are mine?” Client: “Absolutely,  it’s all spelled out on the form. Hiring a lawyer was cheaper than I thought!”   Sheldon Tenenbaum...

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Master’s Papers

Posted by on May 28, 2012 in Articles | Comments Off on Master’s Papers

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