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Michael D. Smitiuch Lawyer

Michael D. Smitiuch

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Accident & Injury, Wrongful Death, Car Accident, Insurance, Disability
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Michael Smitiuch is a personal injury lawyer in Toronto, ON. His practice is dedicated exclusively to representing individuals and family members of t... (more)

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Luke  Hamer Lawyer

Luke Hamer

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Accident & Injury, Personal Injury, Car Accident, Wrongful Death, Insurance

Luke Hamer is an Associate Lawyer at Smitiuch Injury Law and exclusively practices in the area of personal injury and wrongful death. Luke has act... (more)

Shawn  Snider Lawyer

Shawn Snider

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Accident & Injury, Car Accident, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Insurance
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Shawn Snider is an Associate Lawyer at Smitiuch Injury Law. After articling with the firm, he was Called to the Bar on June 25, 2019. He will be wor... (more)

Peter  Cho Lawyer

Peter Cho

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Accident & Injury, Wrongful Death, Slip & Fall Accident, Personal Injury, Insurance
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Peter is a Partner with Smitiuch Injury Law and has exclusively worked as an injury and wrongful death lawyer his entire career. He has extensive know... (more)

Matthew Albert Nieuwland Lawyer

Matthew Albert Nieuwland

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Accident & Injury, Wrongful Death, Car Accident, Slip & Fall Accident, Personal Injury
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Matthew Nieuwland is an Associate Lawyer at Smitiuch Injury Law. After articling with the firm, he was Called to the Bar on September 23, 2016. He wil... (more)

Megan Michelle Johnston Lawyer

Megan Michelle Johnston

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Accident & Injury, Wrongful Death, Slip & Fall Accident, Car Accident, Personal Injury
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Ms. Megan Johnston is an Associate Lawyer at Smitiuch Injury Law. After articling with the firm, she was Called to the Bar on June 20, 2014. She will ... (more)

Christopher  Achkar Lawyer

Christopher Achkar

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Lawsuit & Dispute, Employment, Business, Civil & Human Rights

Christopher works with both employees and employers regarding all their employment law needs, including human rights and business litigation issues. ... (more)

Michael  Deverett Lawyer

Michael Deverett

Litigation, Family Law, Wills & Probate, Trusts
Full service law firm with focus on estate and family litigation

Deverett Law Offices provides full legal services. Since 1984, we have assisted our clients with estate and family litigation, estate administration, ... (more)

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Ngozi  Iwuoha Lawyer

Ngozi Iwuoha

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Immigration, Divorce & Family Law, Litigation

Law Office of Ngozi Iwuoha provides legal services to clients on Immigration and Family Law matters. Our Immigration Attorney and Family Lawyer endeav... (more)

Angela B. Mbuagbaw Lawyer

Angela B. Mbuagbaw

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Divorce & Family Law, Immigration, Real Estate

Angela Mbuagbaw proudly serves Toronto, ON and the neighboring communities in the areas of Divorce and Family Law, Immigration, and Real Estate law.

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LEGAL TERMS

CONSERVATOR

Someone appointed by a judge to oversee the affairs of an incapacitated person. A conservator who manages financial affairs is often called a 'conservator of th... (more...)
Someone appointed by a judge to oversee the affairs of an incapacitated person. A conservator who manages financial affairs is often called a 'conservator of the estate.' One who takes care of personal matters, such as healthcare and living arrangements, is known as a 'conservator of the person.' Sometimes, one conservator is appointed to handle all these tasks. Depending on where you live, a conservator may also be called a guardian, committee or curator.

ABATEMENT

A reduction. After a death, abatement occurs if the deceased person didn't leave enough property to fulfill all the bequests made in the will and meet other exp... (more...)
A reduction. After a death, abatement occurs if the deceased person didn't leave enough property to fulfill all the bequests made in the will and meet other expenses. Gifts left in the will are cut back in order to pay taxes, satisfy debts or take care of other gifts that are given priority under law or by the will itself.

SWEARING MATCH

A case that turns on the word of one witness versus another. The outcome of a swearing match usually depends on whom the jury finds most trustworthy.

ENTITY

An organization, institution or being that has its own existence for legal or tax purposes. An entity is often an organization with an existence separate from i... (more...)
An organization, institution or being that has its own existence for legal or tax purposes. An entity is often an organization with an existence separate from its individual members--for example, a corporation, partnership, trust, estate or government agency. The entity is treated like a person; it can function legally, be sued, and make decisions through agents.

TRUSTEE

The person who manages assets owned by a trust under the terms of the trust document. A trustee's purpose is to safeguard the trust and distribute trust income ... (more...)
The person who manages assets owned by a trust under the terms of the trust document. A trustee's purpose is to safeguard the trust and distribute trust income or principal as directed in the trust document. With a simple probate-avoidance living trust, the person who creates the trust is also the trustee.

SPECIAL ADMINISTRATOR

(1) In the law of wills and estates, a person appointed by the court to take charge of only a designated portion of an estate during probate. For example, a spe... (more...)
(1) In the law of wills and estates, a person appointed by the court to take charge of only a designated portion of an estate during probate. For example, a special administrator with particular expertise on art might be appointed to oversee the probate of a wealthy person's art collection, but not the entire estate. (2) A person appointed to be responsible for a deceased person's property for a limited time or during an emergency, such as a challenge to the will or to the qualifications of the named executor. In such cases, the special administrator's duty is to maintain and preserve the estate, not necessarily to take control of the probate process

SUCCESSION

The passing of property or legal rights after death. The word commonly refers to the distribution of property under a state's intestate succession laws, which d... (more...)
The passing of property or legal rights after death. The word commonly refers to the distribution of property under a state's intestate succession laws, which determine who inherits property when someone dies without a valid will. When used in connection with real estate, the word refers to the passing of property by will or inheritance, as opposed to gift, grant, or purchase.

REMAINDERMAN

Someone who will inherit property in the future. For instance, if someone dies and leaves his home 'to Alma for life, and then to Barry,' Barry is a remainderma... (more...)
Someone who will inherit property in the future. For instance, if someone dies and leaves his home 'to Alma for life, and then to Barry,' Barry is a remainderman because he will inherit the home in the future, after Alma dies.

ADEMPTION

The failure of a bequest of property in a will. The gift fails (is 'adeemed') because the person who made the will no longer owns the property when he or she di... (more...)
The failure of a bequest of property in a will. The gift fails (is 'adeemed') because the person who made the will no longer owns the property when he or she dies. Often this happens because the property has been sold, destroyed or given away to someone other than the beneficiary named in the will. A bequest may also be adeemed when the will maker, while still living, gives the property to the intended beneficiary (called 'ademption by satisfaction'). When a bequest is adeemed, the beneficiary named in the will is out of luck; he or she doesn't get cash or a different item of property to replace the one that was described in the will. For example, Mark writes in his will, 'I leave to Rob the family vehicle,' but then trades in his car in for a jet ski. When Mark dies, Rob will receive nothing. Frustrated beneficiaries may challenge an ademption in court, especially if the property was not clearly identified in the first place.