Impact of Sponsorship Agreement on Child Support

Impact of Sponsorship Agreement on Child Support

One of the requirements to sponsor a family member for Citizenship and Immigration Canada is to execute a Sponsorship Agreement and an undertaking for financial support of the sponsored person(s). The reason of such agreement is to ensure that the sponsor, and not the...
Why Muslims Must Get an Islamic Will

Why Muslims Must Get an Islamic Will

Although a Will is not compulsory under Canadian Law there are great consequences of not having a will. For example, not having a will may affect the distribution of your assets, which could cause great turmoil after you pass. From a legal and Islamic perspective, it...
COVID-19 Charges Gone Wild

COVID-19 Charges Gone Wild

We all know what to do in the midst of the global COVID19 pandemic… it’s simple, stay away from people and stay home.  Government and medical officials are all telling us the same thing– just stay home.  This is not the time to gather in the backyard...
Social Distancing, Not Family Distancing

Social Distancing, Not Family Distancing

The Coronavirus pandemic has created child custody & access emergencies. Some parents are not giving access to the other parent under the pretext of real and fabricated Covid-19 concerns. The Coronavirus Crisis is a public health emergency; however, this is not an...
Doug Ford’s Small Hammer

Doug Ford’s Small Hammer

From the podium at his press conference yesterday, Premier Doug Ford told everyone that now was not the time for half measures in the fight against the spread of COVID-19. In this conference, Ford announced that all non-essential businesses would be forced to close...
Dower (Mahr): Is it a Gift or A Woman’s Right?

Dower (Mahr): Is it a Gift or A Woman’s Right?

Misinterpretation of the Dower or Mahr in the Canadian legal system has given rise to unexpected and unwarranted outcomes. In a multi-cultural society of Canada, the legal system doesn’t import the traditions or rituals unless they commensurate with the Canadian legal...