Best Lawyers in Canada - Recognition
Gary Joseph, Geoffrey Wells, Michael Stangarone, William Abbott

Best Lawyers in Canada - Recognition

MacDonald & Partners LLP is pleased to announce that Gary Joseph, William Abbott, Geoffrey Wells and Michael Stangarone have been recognized as leaders in their field in the latest edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada ® for their work in Family Law.

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RESP order shows scope for creativity in family law costs awards
William Abbott

RESP order shows scope for creativity in family law costs awards

RESP order shows scope for creativity in family law costs awards   A recent decision shows the potential for judicial creativity when it comes to costs awards in family matters, says Toronto family lawyer William Abbott . Abbott, a partner with  MacDonald & Partners LLP ...

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Spousal Support a Thorny Issue for Boomers Retirees
William Abbott

Spousal Support a Thorny Issue for Boomers Retirees

Spousal support obligations following retirement are set to become a hot topic as Boomers head towards the end of their working lives, says Toronto family lawyer William Abbott . Abbott, a partner with  MacDonald & Partners LLP , recently acted for a 60-year-old man who successfully ...

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William Abbott, Family Law

Perpetual students: child support beyond the first degree

Pursuant to s. 2(1)(b) of the Divorce Act, a “child of the marriage” is one who is “the age of majority or over and under their [parents'] charge but unable, by reason of illness, disability or other cause, to withdraw from their charge or to obtain the necessaries of life.” Case law has ...

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William Abbott, Family Law

Does a lawyer have automatic right to question wife?

Toronto family law lawyer Will Abbott tells Law Times  the central question in an unusual decision released by the Superior Court recently was whether or not a lawyer representing himself in his divorce had an automatic right to question his wife. “A lot of people presume they do ...

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