SMP Law is Back in the News!

ThreeBestRated honoured SMP Law by writing an excellent article about us and organizing a press release to many news outlets including “News From Canada”, “Today in Law”, “Canada News Journal” and “Canadian Reporter”.

Happy Easter!

SMP Law wishes a Happy Easter to those who are celebrating this weekend! We hope you have a safe and relaxing weekend with your loved ones. SMP Law office is open on Monday, April 1st.

Bank of Canada Rate Update

Checkout what Hi.Tech Real Estate posted in their recent newsletter about the Bank of Canada Rate update.

SMP Law – Black History Month

Since it is Black History Month, I wanted to take the opportunity to highlight the importance of this month as we honour the central role in history that people of colour have played.

SMP Law Listed as One of Mississauga’s Top 3 Best Family Lawyers of 2023!

SMP Law is proud to share that it has been listed as one of The Top Three Best Family Lawyers in Mississauga in 2023! SMP Law is happy to share this great news with you all and look forward to applying our passion, experience, and attention to detail to our files in 2024 and the years to come.

Bank of Canada Rate

Bank of Canada decides to hold policy rate at 5% in October. In a scheduled announcement on October 25, 2023, the Bank of Canada decided to maintain its target for the overnight lending rate at 5%. The Bank cited growing evidence of a slowdown in economic activity due to past interest rate increases, which were also helping to relieve inflation.

SMP Law – Changes to our Website!

SMP Law has a long and rich history focusing on three specific areas of law – family law, estate law and civil law. We have developed extensive knowledge of law in these areas and have experienced great success in these areas of law. With the increase in family law cases, SMP Law has made the decision to shift our expertise to focusing on family law.

SMP Law – Facebook Group – Informative or Interfering?

Recently, CBC News posted an article about a Facebook group warning women about specific men in online dating profiles. These private Facebook groups have been created as a way to share negative details about men they may have dated to help protect other women from these men.

SMP Law – Solicitor-Client Privilege

When preparing your legal documents you are required to provide evidence of the facts you present. Emails have become a more common form of evidence in court documents, however, you must be cautious what emails you include as part of your evidence.

Beware of Buyer Turnoffs!

Checkout what Hi.Tech Real Estate posted in their recent newsletter about buyer turnoffs when selling your home. Make sure to address these common turn-offs so buyers don’t run for the door!

SMP Law Honours Orange Shirt Day

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.

SMP Law – Parental Alienation and Intimate Partner Violence

As the term “parental alienation” is gaining popularity in the court system, it is becoming more and more important to ensure that the term does not mask intimate partner violence (IPV). Unfortunately, the defense to a parental alienation allegation can sometimes be misused to draw attention away from IPV, with detrimental results for families and children experiencing IPV.

Old or New – What’s Best for You?

When you're out on the hunt for the perfect home in K-W, you'll be faced with countless decisions. One of the first things to consider is whether you’d prefer a newer home or an older home.

SMP Law – What is Custody Reversal?

Custody reversal refers to the removal of children from one parent into the sole custody of the other parent – either temporarily or permanently. This court ordered decision can occur for a variety of reasons, one of them being in severe cases of parental alienation.

Setting the Stage for Your Sale!

You only get one chance to make a great first impression when selling your home! When you put your home on the market, your goal is to sell it quickly and for the most amount of money possible. Properly staging your home will create an amazing first impression that will generate a huge buzz!

SMP Law Sponsors the Over “N” Under Club Again!

SMP Law is a proud sponsor of the Over “N” Under Car Club - again! We continue to enjoy sponsoring such a fun organization and see all of the fantastic automobiles and to meet some great people who share a passion for cars.

SMP Law – Parenting Plans – Part Two – Parenting Time Schedule

The historical arrangement of parenting time being only every other weekend and one evening during the week for a parent is not the only option and in many cases not a preferred option. There are many variations to what your parenting time can look like, and you can be creative with this as long as you keep in mind the best interests of your child(ren).

Water Down Your Relaxation!

Your backyard’s the perfect place to take a break from the hectic pace of everyday life. After a long day, picture yourself unwinding in your backyard, reclining on a lounger, and being serenaded by the soothing sound of flowing water. Adding a water feature to your garden not only transforms your backyard into an oasis of tranquillity, but it may also increase the value of your home!

SMP Law is Sponsoring Milton Magic Soccer – Again!

Shawn Philbert of SMP Law is very excited to be coaching this year for Mixed U15 Royal Milton Magic Soccer!  The season has begun and SMP Law looks forward to having fun, teaching new skills and being part of the community.

SMP Law – Parenting Plans Series – What Is A Parenting Plan?

When in the middle of a separation or divorce, if you are working with a lawyer, you will likely be asked “what do you envision your parenting plan moving forward?” This can be a very overwhelming question and difficult to even begin to imagine what you would like to see in your parenting plan. The following posts in this series will break down specific parts of a parenting plan with the goal of providing insight into creating an effective parenting plan.

Condo Conundrum: Freedom vs Freedom

It’s important to carefully consider the pros and cons before purchasing a condo. Condos appeal to everyone from young urbanites who want to be in the heart of the action to seniors who look forward to enjoying their golden years playing tennis and relaxing by the pool. Checkout what Hi.Tech Real Estate posted in their March newsletter about purchasing a condo.