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Legal Briefs

Until 2010, these legal briefs provide examples of judgments pertaining to everyday situations. Beginning in 2012, they deal with various topics of general interest, such as rental issues, family law, human rights, civil liability, insurance, dealings between spouses and social aid. They are intended to inform and to prevent undesirable situations.


 


Legal Briefs 2019

  Month
Number
Legal brief
September - October
 07
What you need to know about online purchasesThis hypelink opens a PDF file in a new window.
Online shopping is now commonplace. But is it secure? more
July - August
 06
What is a parenting and mediation information session?This hypelink opens a PDF file in a new window.
If you are involved in a family law case that will be heard in Superior Court, your lawyer has most likely informed you of your obligation to participate in a parenting and mediation information session.


Since January 1, 2016, former spouses have the legal obligation to attend a parenting and mediation information session if there is a dispute regarding their separation that will be decided by the court.

It’s important to note that certain individuals may be exempted from the obligation to participate in such an information session. That’s the case for individuals who have already participated in such a session in connection with a prior dispute or who confirm that they have gone to a victim assistance organization recognized by the Minister of Justice for help as a victim of domestic violence.

It’s also important to note that there’s a difference between the parenting and mediation information session and the mediation process itself, because only the information session is mandatory.

The information session is a group session led by two certified mediators and it is offered free of charge in courthouses throughout Québec. It provides parents with information about mediation and also explains the consequences of their breakup for their family and the impact of their behaviour on their children.

To attend a session, you must reserve your place by contacting the Ministère de la Justice.

Former spouses need not worry that they will be registered for the same session, unless they make a joint request.

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Don’t hesitate to have your eligibility for legal aid evaluated by making an appointment at a legal aid office near you.

To find the contact information for your legal aid office, please visit our website at www.csj.qc.ca.











Legal brief *
July - August  2019
Number  06
Text prepared by   Me Caroline Simard
 
* The information set out in this document is not a legal interpretation.
The masculine is used to designate persons solely in order to simplify the text.
May - June
 05
Direct deposit mistakenly made by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)This hypelink opens a PDF file in a new window.
The use of direct deposits for government benefits has become standard practice, but it may lead to unpleasant consequences for those who do not pay close attention to the deposits they receive. 

Indeed, the increasing types of deposits (parental benefits, employment insurance benefits,
more
April 2019
 04
Labor standards, the 2018-2019 reformThis hypelink opens a PDF file in a new window.
In June 2018 and, more recently, January 2019, the Act respecting labour standards, which governs and protects certain Québec workers who are not covered by a collective agreement, was amended and enhanced. It is important to note, however, that certain categories of persons, incl more
March
 03
My child wants to live with me: ca he choose?This hypelink opens a PDF file in a new window.
You and the father or mother of your child are separated and you cannot agree on how much time he will spend with each of you.

The courts issue many judgments dealing with this issue, and each decision must be made in the interests of the child and while respecting his rights.

On this
more
February
 02
The right to a lawyerThis hypelink opens a PDF file in a new window.
The presumption of innocence: It is a fundamental principle of the Canadian justice system pursuant to which an accused is presumed innocent until proof to the contrary, that is, until the person admits their guilt or, at trial, the prosecution shows their guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

Fro
more
January
 01
Inheritances and last resort financial assistance benefitsThis hypelink opens a PDF file in a new window.
“My mother died and left me an inheritance of $100,000 in money and property. Do I have to declare this to my agent? more
 
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