June 2016 Archives

Busted: Scam Hid Money From CRA - And Ex-Spouses - For Over A Decade

Commissioner Andrew Treusch stepped down last week, leaving behind both his post as head of the Canada Revenue Agency and a controversial mess over the CRA's handling of a sophisticated tax-avoidance scheme that sheltered millions of dollars from taxation - and from ex-spouses. It's a headlining case that illustrates the lengths that some divorces among the country's upper echelons took to avoid an equitable division of family property.

New Canada Child Benefit Could Spark Child Support Disputes?

Opposition critics are predicting busier courtrooms across the country with divorced parents looking to rejig child support payments once the Liberal government's new Canada Child Benefit program rolls out on July 1. But Finance minister Bill Morneau assured a House of Commons Standing Committee that the benefit will have no impact on child support payments.

Same-Sex Parental Rights On The Horizon?

When a heterosexual couple has a child, establishing parental rights is pretty straightforward - register the birth and walk away with baby in tow. But for those of the LGBT community, gaining parental rights for both parties requires jumping through a series of costly, time-consuming legal hoops. But Premier Kathleen Wynn is vowing to effect changes by year-end.

New Build Home Buyers - Don't Dispense With Representation

Not too many weeks back, hundreds of new-build hopefuls experienced a purchaser's worst nightmare when their developer, Urbancorp, came clean about its insolvency and ran for cover in bankruptcy protection. Those affected were in Toronto, but it's a tale of woe that could happen anywhere and serves as a stark reminder about the need for due diligence when choosing a new-build over the resale route.

Common-Law vs Marriage - A Key Legal Difference

According to Statistics Canada, between 2006 and 2011, the number of common-law couples in Canada rose almost 14%, a whopping four times as many as the number of couples who got married over the same period. Despite the increase, there's still a thick fog of confusion surrounding the rights and obligations of cohabiting couples in Canada. That's not surprising, given the vastly differing laws that govern such relationships in each province.

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  • Quinn Ross Takes Office As President Of The Ontario Bar Association

    The Ontario Bar Association (OBA) is pleased to announce Quinn Ross as the 83rd President of the OBA.

    Ross, Managing Partner of The Ross Firm, with offices in Goderich, Kincardine and Stratford, has been an active member in senior roles on the OBA board since 2012.

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  • Ross Firm Golf Tourney In Support of Huron Women’s Shelter a Swinging Success

    On behalf of the Huron Women’s Shelter and The Ross Firm P.C., we say “THANK YOU” to our many Sponsors and Donators for their outpouring of generosity and support for the annual Take a Swing Against Violence Golf Tournament held at Goderich Sunset Golf Club.

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  • Who needs a Will? You do!

    Our guests can explain why. Are you single and renting? A new Family? Or Homeowner? Enjoying your Golden Years? We all need a Will and our guest speakers will show you the why and the way.

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  • Take a Swing Against Violence

    On June 21, 2017, the Huron Women’s Shelter Second Stage Housing and Counselling Services, Board of Directors and The Ross Firm will be hosting the Taking a Swing Against Violence golf tournament at the Goderich Sunset Golf Course.

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