It May Be in Your Name, But I Paid for It So It Belongs to Me!

During a relationship is it not uncommon for one party to put money or assets in the name of their partner or spouse. Unfortunately, after the breakup, the main question becomes, who is the real owner of the property held in the name of the other spouse?

Is it a Gift or a Loan?

When determining whether you or your spouse received gift or a loan from a third party, the court will look at the surrounding factors, such as whether there are actions or documents to support either position.

SMP Law’s 2019 Year in Review!

Happy New Year! As we reflect on 2019 and move into 2020, we take a brief look at some of SMP Law’s case results for 2019. SMP Law had some memorable cases in 2019 and we look forward to 2020!

SMP Law Wishes Everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

SMP Law wishes everyone a safe and happy holiday season. Please be advised that we will be closed for the Christmas Holidays effective 12:00p.m. on Friday, December 20th, 2019 through to 9:00a.m. on Monday, January 6th, 2020.

Do I Need a New Will Once I’m Remarried?

We have posted several blogs about wills including “Who Should Make a Will and Plan Their Estate”, “Make Sure Your Wishes are Followed – Plan Ahead” and “Blended Families and Estate Planning” and we strongly encourage you to check those out!  Recently, a question came up from a client “Do I need a new will now that I’m remarried?” 
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