June 2017 Archives

Buyer Beware: Defects That Home Sellers May Not Disclose

Beyond the granite countertops and hardwood floorboards, a home may harbour defects - some negligible, others serious. Under Ontario law, sellers are obligated to disclose certain defects while simultaneously within their right to remain silent on others. Our post this week looks at two major categories of defects and some reasonable steps that homebuyers can take to discover the kind of property they may actually be buying into.

Domestic Contracts – Signing, Enforcing And Changing Them (Part 3 of 3)

In parts one and two of this series, we looked at different types of domestic contracts and what they typically include. This week, we close the series with a brief discussion steps the involved parties should take before finalizing the document and later, if situations change and the terms require adjusting.

Domestic Contracts: What They Can And Can’t Include (Part 2 of 3)

Romance is amazing and exciting…except when it’s not. Once a relationship becomes serious and two parties marry or begin living together, the potential for conflict and breakdown can never be discounted. Prudent couples remain aware of the risk and can take steps to protect their interests – just in case the pairing doesn’t work out in the long run. Domestic contracts offer a means for couples to create these protections for themselves.

Domestic Contracts: Making Break-Ups A Little Easier (Part 1 of 3)

When a marriage-like relationship breaks down, discussions on separation issues don’t need to descend into contentious exchanges of “I want this” and “You can’t have that”. Drafting a domestic contract can often minimize such conflict. This post is the first in a three-part series to highlight what every couple should know when creating a domestic contract.

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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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