January 2017 Archives

E-File Divorce May Be On The Horizon For Ontario

Filing a divorce application may soon be as easy as a click of the mouse. Less than a year after introducing 24-hour e-filing for small claims court forms and fees, the province is now turning its attention to accepting divorce filings through an online portal.

Travelling With A Child After Divorce Or Separation

When a parent gets stung at the border and is refused passage while travelling with a child, it's often because of not having the right paperwork. Divorce and separation alters a parent's rights and responsibilities regarding the children. Some decisions - such as taking a trip - which a parent used to make freely and without forethought now require cutting through red tape. Notably, even parents with sole custody may first need to obtain consent when crossing international borders.

ADR Primer: Ways To Settle Divorce - Cheaper, Faster, Better

Media influence tends to stick. It has amazing tenacity for leaving its mark on everyday lives. Take divorce, for instance. Way back in 1979, Dustin Hoffman and Meryl Streep duked it out in divorce court in the Academy Award winning film, Kramer v Kramer. Since then, divorce continues to conjure up images of bitter litigation. But the reality is that the vast majority of divorces don't go to trial. Our post this week provides a snapshot of a few out-of-court methods under the umbrella of alternative dispute resolution (ADR).

Non-Compliant Basement Apartments Could Be Financial Sinkholes

The prospect usually sounds attractive: buy a home, rent out the basement and watch your mortgage whittle down to nothing faster. But if the unit falls on the wrong side of the law, making an offer on a property could easily morph into a legal nightmare with a bad return on financial investment.

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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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