Category: Taxes

Canada Pension Plan credit equalization

By on April 2, 2015 | Canada Pension Plan, Taxes

Credits to the Canada Pension Plan are earned by anyone over the age of 18 who works and earns more than $3,500.00 per year.  Credits are matched by your employer.  Your CPP credits provide you with retirement income, and potentially disability benefits and death benefits. CPP credits are considered sharable family property under Provincial legislation.  […]

Before you buy a new home

By on September 2, 2014 | Taxes

One consequence of separating is the need to purchase a new home.  Buying a new home is exciting, represents the start of a new part of the purchaser’s life, and is often symbolic of the process of moving on and healing. Like all things, though, you need to consider the timing of such a purchase.  […]

Joint Tenancy vs. Tenants in Common

By on June 11, 2014 | Taxes

Joint Tenancy vs. Tenants in Common Both are ways to own property with another person.  What’s the difference?  There are three main differences: 1.  Right of Survivorship.  When one owner predeceases the other, the survivor owns 100% of the property.  This means that the property does not fall into the estate of the deceased owner, […]

What to bring to my initial consultation?

By on June 6, 2014 | Child Support, Divorce, Marriage, Restraining Orders, Taxes, Wills

Consultations with lawyers are expensive.  You want to make sure you get the best value for your money when going to the first consultation with a lawyer.  Here is a checklist of information to assemble and steps to take to ensure your consultation with a lawyer is successful: 1.  Marriage certificate, if you have it.  […]

The cost of court and out of court settlement

By on January 31, 2014 | Child Support, Divorce, Marriage, Restraining Orders, Taxes

There is an interesting article in the January 31, 2014 Calgary Herald titled “Triage desks planned for courthouses” (City & Region section, page A7).  The purpose of the triage desks is to provide litigants information about their case, and to suggest alternatives to court.  This is an excellent idea, and should be pursued. Of course, […]



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