Corporations protect a shareholder’s personal assets from creditors. In some situations, corporations can be liable to pay a shareholder’s debts. Payment of family maintenance orders is one of these situations. Across Canada, provinces have passed legislation that allows courts to make an order that a closely-held corporation is liable to pay support payments for its…

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Living with someone and being in a committed relationship does not always mean that two people will get married. People across Canada live with their partner before marriage, and many choose never to marry. While these arrangements can work very well, they are like any other relationship in that they could end. Because of this,…

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