SMP Law recognizes that Estate law is an emotionally charged area of law and we will assist you through the maze of your Estate Law issues with legal guidance made SiMPle. SMP Law approaches Estate Law in a manner that ensures each client feels that his or her interests have been effectively represented.
I called Mr. Philbert as I felt I wasn't making progress with my original lawyer and mediation. From my initial conversation with Shawn I realized that a change of direction was needed. Shawn clearly explained his process and what the next steps were. After sending a letter to the opposing counsel I felt a sigh of relief and knew I was in good hands (I am a non-confrontational person and I needed someone to fight for me). Shawn is very strong and direct when communicating with opposing counsel and I feel well supported. He knows the law inside and out and how to apply it and can pivot quickly during court sessions (when needed) to the extent that the opposing counsel is steps behind. All that being said I also believe the team Shawn has put in place has been a huge advantage. His team is dedicated and passionate when we sit together to discuss strategy - literally everything stops and their focus and collaboration is amazing. I would recommend SMP in a heartbeat. Source: Google Review 5 stars
Shawn and his is SMP Team represented my family on two complex cases and through my experience his team was there to get us through these difficult times. One of the cases my father passed away several years ago and his place of Employment cut his severance and retirement short, which my Mother was the beneficiary. Shawn and his team empathized with my mother’s situation making her and us feel comfortable through the process during such a difficult time, especially after a loss. Shawn and his team are consummate professionals who handled my mother’s case with a great deal of care while being diligent, detailed oriented in their research and delivery to reward her a settlement outcome she deserved. My experience with Shawn is his Team has been truly golden as his team makes you feel super comfortable. They are about bringing best around bringing the human aspect and looking after the well-being of their clients first and providing valued results. In a recent case Shawn’s and his team demonstrated the same level of consistency and professionalism. I would recommend SMP Law for anyone who needs representation hands down. Source: Google Review 5 stars
SMP LAW was the most accommodating and empathetic experience I could’ve ever felt! They took my matter seriously from the first phone call and gave me an experience of confidence that they would have my best intention! Shawn Philbert is an exceptional lawyer and gentlemen, really making my first time dealing with everything from personal concerns with my mental and physical health through this league process. To keeping me in the loop with every single step we would take! Shawn defended not just my name, but defended my innocence as a person. Above anything I could have asked from him! Source: Google Review 5 stars
Strong negotiating skills will help you get what you want in business, life and relationships. You often don’t realize you’re using them but whether you're renting a car, asking for a raise or trying to get your kids to clean up their room, strong negotiating skills are an essential part of life.
SMP Law is proud to have earned this award that is only presented to businesses that have maintained a 4+ star Google review rating or equivalent proof of customer satisfaction.
The general rule is that a child, under the age of majority, has a right to receive child support. As such, in this case, it does not matter whether the child and the parent get along or are in a dispute. In Canadian Law, child support is the right of the child not the parent.
SMP Law honours Orange Shirt Day for Truth and Reconciliation. SMP Law is wearing orange today to remember the Indigenous children whose lives were lost at residential schools. We honour the victims, survivors and the families and communities impacted.
Shawn Philbert, the lawyer at SMP Law has been recognized as a Lawyer of Distinction. The 2022 award recognizes excellence in family and divorce law.
Hidden surprises are the last thing you want to deal with but it’s easy to overlook potential problems when you find a home you love as most buyers tend to focus on the positive features. Taking the time to have the home professionally inspected will help you see the full picture as home inspections help identify both existing and future problems.
Congratulations to our SMP Law Milton Magic Soccer sponsored boys under 13/14 soccer team who won first place for the 2022 season! Shawn Philbert of SMP Law sponsored and coach this team, building skills and lasting memories for him and the players.
Having an empty nest when the kids fly the coop can be a bit of an adjustment. When your kids eventually pack up and leave home, you'll be presented with a newfound freedom along with a variety of unexpected emotional challenges.
After a long wait due to the pandemic, Coach Shawn is back coaching soccer! Shawn Philbert of SMP Law is very excited to be coaching this year for Milton Magic Soccer! The season has begun and SMP Law looks forward to having fun, teaching new skills and being part of the community.
Open houses are slowly starting to make a comeback but they’re not always necessary as they can sometimes attract unqualified buyers or those who are just curious. There are instances though where an open house can lure that perfect buyer or perhaps spark a bidding war. It can also motivate buyers to act quickly if they know there’s an open house coming up.
As the consequences of Covid-19 continues to impact our communities, the Ontario provincial government has offered some tax incentives to plan your next vacation in Ontario. To promote local travel, the Ontario provincial government has implemented the 2022 Ontario staycation tax credit.
Checkout what Hi.Tech Real Estate posted in their recent newsletter about curb appeal - A few small changes can drastically transform your home’s first impression!
The term reunification therapy has become increasingly popular in family law cases. Reunification therapy is essentially a therapeutic process designed to rebuild and repair a relationship between a parent and a child, usually due to a form of alienation by the other parent.
Checkout what the recent newsletter from Will Yohana discussing cottages! The post offers tips if you are considering purchasing a cottage.
For over a week now the speed limit has increased on some Ontario highways. In an article by the Toronto Sun, the locations of the speed limit increases are listed and the Minister of Transportation is quoted stated that the locations were chosen with safety in mind.
The concept of “Alienation” has a grounds for reversing parenting rights has been receiving increasing attention over the last few years. As stated in SMP Law’s post on parental alienation “What is Alienation?" a common theme of alienation is “a child is expressing extreme negative feelings about a parent that are not supported by their experiences”.
The team at SMP Law is wishing everyone a very Happy Easter!
It’s easy for homebuyers to get frustrated, especially in this market, so it’s important to start off with a solid plan and a positive mindset. Will Yohana shares a few points to consider before you head out hunting for homes.