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Cohabitation agreements provide certainty on property division

A properly drafted cohabitation agreement can give couples some certainty over the ownership of property brought into the relationship, says Toronto family lawyer and mediator Patrick J. Aulis.Read more


Pattern of co-operation key for divorcing parents

Respect, co-operation and a children-first attitude are the essential components of a successful divorce, says Toronto family lawyer and mediator Patrick J. Aulis.Read more


Children first: why mediation trumps litigation

Mediation can often be a better and cheaper solution than court, allowing couples to achieve a more harmonious split, says Toronto family lawyer and mediator Patrick J. Aulis.Read more



Children suffer in acts of retaliation between parents

A judge’s harsh criticism of a Nova Scotia woman who changed her son’s last name without his father’s consent should serve as a caution to parents to think ... Read more



Breaking bad: protecting elders from financial abuse

Toronto wills and estates lawyer Patrick J. Aulis has witnessed first-hand the devastation of financial elder abuse but says seniors can take steps to protect themselves from ... Read more



Aulis launches collaborative family law practice

The traditional court system just makes many family disputes even worse, says Toronto family lawyer Patrick J. Aulis. That’s why Aulis, founder of Aulis Law Firm ... Read more



Co-buying a house not as rosy as the dream

Turning to property co-ownership in an expensive housing market can make a dream home affordable, but there can be risks that need to be addressed up front, Toronto real estate ... Read more



Major life changes should trigger will update

Toronto wills and estates lawyer Patrick Aulis says clients are often surprised to learn that any ……
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Bring pet ownership to attention of your real estate lawyer

Toronto real estate lawyer Patrick Aulis says the ongoing battle between the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) and the Competition…
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Outdated estate law needs to evolve

Toronto wills and estates lawyer Patrick J. Aulis says before a litigant advances a position in the courts, they should…
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