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Articles and legal news from the Atkinson Vinden Team.

  • Defamation issues for companies and their public reputations

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    In this modern age of social networking, websites, and other methods of instant communication, many companies regrettably put the importance of a good reputation to the back of their minds while they attend to day-to-day operations.  The reputation of a company is essential to its survival in that it increases corporate worth and provides sustained...

    Disputes

  • The Value of a Signature – Can You Protect it By a Caveat?

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    As our readers no doubt are aware, caveats can be lodged on certificates of title as a way of preventing property from being dealt with until a claim on which the caveat is based has been resolved. Caveats are quite often used (on a short or long term basis) to protect lenders, or where certain...

    Property Law

  • Myth Busted! 3 common myths/misconceptions of parenting

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    Over the many years in practice, whether our client is a father, a mother or a person who has a significant relationship to a child, we see a pattern of common misconceptions about parenting and the law. Let’s bust some of those myths! Since our child lives with me, I am the only one who...

    Family Law

  • What is the divorce property settlement process?

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    If you and your partner have separated and you’re planning on getting a divorce, the first thing to do is a property settlement. A property settlement is separate from getting a divorce. It is the agreement or Court Order made regarding how your property is to be divided. You and your partner can agree to...

    Family Law

  • Challenging A Will (Family Provision Claims)

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    In this brief summary of Will dispute laws, Senior Associate Caitilin Watson explains some of the circumstances in which people choose to challenge the Will of a deceased loved one. Author Ron Chernow once famously said, “I have developed a very strong partiality for the dead: they don’t talk back, they don’t sue, and they...

    Wills & Estate Planning

  • Home Sale Checklist: A Guide To Selling Property

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    Suzanne Sadler is an experienced licensed conveyancer who has helped hundreds of AV clients to buy and sell their homes. If you are thinking of selling your home in 2017, Suzanne has listed some issues you must have covered before you put your property on the market. As a vendor (seller), you cannot put your...

    Property Law