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Divorce

Divorce

A Divorce can often prove to be a difficult time to overcome. There are several options available when deciding to Divorce: joint request for divorce, divorce by agreement and divorce with all the consequences associated when it is decided by a…

Refugee protection program

Refugee protection program

Year after year, Canada finds itself at the top of international rankings of countries in terms of quality of life. Canada’s free and universal healthcare system, its top quality education system, its generous social safety net, its strong economy, and its unequaled…

Prescription

Prescription

We are not referring to a medical prescription! In the legal field, prescription has en entirely different meaning than the medication given to you by your doctor. It is a means of acquiring or of being released by the lapse…

Deprivation of Parental Authority

Deprivation of Parental Authority

Parental authority constitutes parents’ rights and duties of custody, supervision, education, as well as the obligation to maintain their child. Whilst both mother and father are required by law to conjointly exercise the above until the child’s majority or emancipation,…

Shareholders’ agreements

Shareholders’ agreements

Starting your own business by either founding or acquiring a corporation – many people dream about it and some actually end up taking the big leap. Of those who opt for the incorporated business model, many may be tempted to…

Rental Board

Rental Board

Are you experiencing problems with a particular tenant, or with your landlord? Quebec’s housing laws and regulations can offer you protection. They establish the rights and obligations of tenants and landlords in the context of a residential lease. For instance,…

Sponsorship

Sponsorship

Would you like one of your relatives living abroad to join you in Canada? If you are over 18 years old and you are a citizen or a permanent resident, the ideal solution may be sponsorship so that he/she will…

What is parental alienation?

What is parental alienation?

Parental alienation is the process by which one of the parents (sometimes both parents) attempts by various maneuvers, to arouse his/her child’s feeling of hatred, aggression or fear towards the other parent. This process occurs mainly during a couple’s break-up,…

Marital problems?

Marital problems?

Are you experiencing marital problems? Schwalb can protect your spousal rights. Whether you are getting married for the first time or entering your first or a subsequent marriage. We have experience in negotiating divorce settlements, drafting separation and divorce agreements,…

Latent defects

Latent defects

Latent defects What is a latent defect? The expression “latent defect” is often used in the area of real estate, but, under Québec law, there is a legal warranty, which covers against defects not only with immovable (i.e. real estate),…

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