I am travelling out of country with my child. What forms does my spouse need to sign?

Do you make house calls for wills? 

Do I need a lawyer to make a Power of Attorney? 

What happens if I don't show up for family court?  

Do I need a lawyer to incorporate? 

I recently separated from my spouse, do I have to go to court? 

Can you help me represent myself? 

Will my family members be responsible for my debts when I die?  

Real Estate Questions


I am travelling out of country with my child. What forms does my spouse need to sign?

The exact requirements may vary by jurisdiction, but for most travel destinations, the following form (https://travel.gc.ca/docs/child/consent-letter-2123.pdf), recommended by the Government of Canada, will suffice. Note that the Government of Canada website recommends obtaining this letter even in situations where the parent travelling with the child has an order for sole custody.

  

Do you make house calls for wills?

In most situations, clients are required to attend at our Kenora Market Square location to execute their Last Will and Testament. However, in exceptional cases of limited mobility and/or illness, we will travel to their home, hospital, or other care facility

 

Do I need a lawyer to make a Power of Attorney?

No, the Ontario Attorney General provides a standard power of attorney form on their website https://www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/english/family/pgt/poa.pdf However, if you would prefer to have the guidance of a lawyer in preparing these documents, we would be glad to assist you.

 

What happens if I don't show up for family court?

If you don't show up for your first family court date, the judge can note you in default, and make an order against you based on only your spouse's evidence. It is therefore important that you attend all court dates scheduled, unless your lawyer informs you otherwise. 

 

Do I need a lawyer to incorporate?

A lawyer is not required to incorporate your business. However, as lawyers are familiar with the process of incorporation and the maintenance of minute books, it is often more efficient and effective to hire a lawyer to assist you in these matters. Please call us to discuss the legal fees and disbursements involved in incorporating your business.

 

I recently separated from my spouse, do I have to go to court?

At Ronning Law, we aim to resolve matters out of court, by way of separation agreements. When both parties are acting reasonably and cooperating with the process, this is the ideal and most cost effective way to resolve a family matter. In the following situations, resolution by way of a separation agreement is not possible:

- where the opposing party does not disclose relevant financial information

- where the opposing party does not cooperate in the preparation of separation agreement

- where the opposing party will not agree to reasonable terms

 

Can you help me represent myself?

In certain situation, where individuals do not want to or cannot afford to retain a lawyer, we will assist them in representing themselves, by helping them complete court forms, reviewing settlements, and preparing for court. These services are referred to as "unbundled legal services".

 

 

Will my family members be responsible for my debts when I die?

Your debts will be paid from the assets of your estate. If your estate has more debts than assets, your family members will not be required to pay off these excess debts out of your personal funds.

 

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