Grounds For Contesting a Will in Manitoba There are six primary reasons why wills are legally contested. These prominent reasons may factor into your current situation, and they can serve to help you better understand the law in this regard. If you find yourself in a situation to possibly want to contest a will, make…

If a family member or close friend in Manitoba has passed away and you believe you have been left out of the will incorrectly, then you may need to contest the will.  This is the legal process of challenging the will in court and attempting to have it declared invalid.  There are a few differences…

Cohabitation Agreements also known as Prenuptial Agreements are needed whenever a couple does not want their affairs governed by the law but rather by their own wishes.  Because the needs and wishes of each couple are different, these agreements are more unique than other spousal agreements; like the couple’s fingerprint. Whether a Cohabitation / Prenuptial…

A common question with a “maybe” answer, leaving both payor and recipient wonder how long the support obligation will continue without their having to spend a small fortune on legal fees to find out.  Unfortunately, the same fact scenario can have three different answers from three different lawyers because no two fact scenarios are exactly…

Sole custody vs. Joint custody – what is the difference? Custody has to do with who participates in making major legal decisions for children. Care and control, on the other hand, has to do with who the children are with and when. A parent with custody makes decisions for the children regarding such things as…

Dealing with the death of a loved one is a difficult and emotionally charged time. Occasionally the deceased spouse has failed to organize their affairs to ensure the surviving spouse has been left with an appropriate legacy. Occasionally the deceased spouse has purposely excluded the surviving spouse from their estate. The result for the spouse…

They say two of the most hotly litigated areas in family law are mobility and spousal support, and no wonder! Decisions relating to whether or not a parent can move a child away from another parent are very fact specific, which means that it is difficult for the court and lawyers to rely on prior…