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Understanding Cottage Ownership Laws in Ontario: A Legal Guide

Owning a cottage in Ontario is a dream for many families, offering a retreat from city life and a place to create lasting memories. However, there are legal considerations that you should be aware of regarding cottage ownership in this ...
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How to Share and Preserve Your Family Cottage: Legal Tips for Future Owners

Owning a family cottage is a dream for many Ontario residents, offering a place of relaxation and cherished memories. Whether you're considering building or buying a family cottage, you should understand how to effectively share and preserve this valuable asset ...

Charting a Course for Success in 2024

We recently announced that Jeffrey Murray Law has been honored with three awards from ThreeBestRated®. This year, our firm was recognized as Belleville’s Top Business Lawyer, Real Estate Lawyer, and Top Estate Planning Lawyer for the 6th consecutive year. These ...

Gratitude & Growth: A Journey Through 2023

Amidst the recent buzz surrounding our recognition by ThreeBestRated® for 2024, including honors such as Top Real Estate Law Firm, Top Business Lawyer, and Top Estate Planning Lawyer in Belleville, we find ourselves taking a moment to reflect. As we ...

Triple Recognition: Top Real Estate, Business, and Estate Planning Firm of 2024 by ThreeBestRated®

At Jeffrey Murray Law, we are thrilled to share some exciting news with our clients and community. We have been honored with three prestigious awards from ThreeBestRated®, a renowned multi-national website dedicated to identifying the top businesses in various categories. ...
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Demystifying the Succession Law Reform Act

In the ever-evolving world of legal matters, it's essential to stay informed about the latest legislation, especially regarding topics like wills, estates, and succession planning. If you're in Belleville, ON, and need guidance on this complex subject, Jeffrey Murray Law ...
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Are Canadian DIY Will Kits Right for You?

One common concern many people face is estate planning, specifically the creation of a Last Will and Testament. In a world that increasingly values convenience, DIY Will kits have gained popularity. However, it's crucial to understand the pros and cons ...
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How to Get Articles of Incorporation in Ontario

Understanding the legal requirements and procedures is essential when starting a business in Ontario. One of the fundamental steps in establishing a corporation is obtaining the Articles of Incorporation. This guide will walk you through obtaining Articles of Incorporation in ...
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How to Incorporate Your Business in Ontario

Incorporating your business is a significant step towards establishing a solid legal foundation for your entrepreneurial venture. For business owners in Ontario, the process can seem daunting, but with the right guidance, it becomes a seamless journey toward growth and ...
Jeffrey Murray and Morgan Cassidy, partners at Jeffrey Murray Law, discussing the advantages of transitioning from sole proprietorship to incorporation with a client.

Transitioning from a Sole Proprietorship to a Corporation: Benefits and Considerations

In the world of business, growth and evolution are inevitable. For small business owners, transitioning from a sole proprietorship to a corporation can be a pivotal step toward achieving sustainable success. This transition offers many benefits, ranging from enhanced liability ...
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The Advantages of Incorporating Your Small Business

Small businesses play a pivotal role in driving economic growth and innovation in entrepreneurship. One strategic move that can significantly impact the trajectory of a small business is incorporation. If you're a business owner in Belleville, Ontario, considering incorporating your ...
Morgan Cassidy, Lawyer and Partner at Jeffrey Murray Law, Providing Legal Guidance to a Small Business Owner in Ontario

How to Choose the Right Lawyer for Your Small Business in Ontario: A Comprehensive Guide

As a small business owner in Ontario, finding the right lawyer to represent your interests is critical. Navigating legal matters can be complex, and having a skilled lawyer by your side can make all the difference. This article will provide ...
Jeffrey Murray, Attorney in Ontario, Canada, Reviewing Business Records for Sole Proprietorship Registration in Ontario

A Comprehensive Guide to Registering a Sole Proprietorship in Ontario

When it comes to launching a business in Ontario, the simplicity and flexibility of a sole proprietorship make it an enticing option. If you're considering this business structure, you're in the right place. This comprehensive guide will walk you through ...
Morgan Cassidy, partner at Jeffrey Murray Law, focused on her computer, guiding Ontario business registration processes.

How to Register a Business in Ontario

Starting a business in Ontario can be exciting, but the registration process can seem daunting. This comprehensive guide will walk you through the essential steps to register your business in Ontario. From choosing a business structure to navigating legal requirements, ...
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Understanding Joint Assets in Estates: What You Need to Know

As estates lawyers, we understand the importance of providing accurate advice to estate trustees regarding the taxation of joint assets in the administration of estates. In this article, we will shed light on joint assets and their implications on estate ...
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Exploring the Power of Attorney for Personal Care

Ensuring the protection of your healthcare decisions when you are unable to make them yourself is of utmost importance. In such situations, a power of attorney for personal care serves as a vital legal solution to address this concern. This ...
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Wills Including Secondary Wills for Probate Planning

Probate planning is a crucial aspect of estate management, ensuring a smooth transfer of assets. Financial institutions, such as banks, trust companies, and insurance companies, play a significant role in this process. In this article, we will delve into the ...
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Henson Trusts: A Guide for Special Needs Planning

When it comes to planning for the future of a loved one with special needs, many families consider setting up a Henson trust. This type of trust is specifically designed to provide financial support for a person with a disability, ...
Corporate Succession Planning with Jeffrey Murray

Corporate Retirement Succession Planning: Our Services

Everyone knows the importance of preparing a will to protect your loved ones when you pass away. But if you’re a business owner, your offspring aren’t your only “children” — you also have your company to think about.  No matter ...
Power of Attorney for Property and Real Estate

Power of Attorney for Property and Real Estate

As much as we all like to imagine we’ll be physically and mentally capable for the rest of our lives, this isn’t always the case. We’re therefore left with two choices. To ignore this possibility and face the risk that ...
Buying an Investment Property in Ontario Key Considerations

Buying an Investment Property in Ontario: Key Considerations

For many people, buying a house means securing a permanent home for you and your family. But if you want to accelerate your financial future, consider purchasing an investment property to create an extra income stream and create your own ...
Legal Services for Corporations What to Expect

Legal Services for Corporations: What to Expect

To run your own business, you need to be able to wear many hats. Customer service, sales, marketing, maybe even human resources — the list goes on. Even if you can take all this in your stride, you may feel ...
What to expect when working with the lawyers of J Murray Law

What to Expect When You Work With J Murray Law

Whether you want to reorganize your business structure or simply buy a house, working with a new legal professional for the first time can be daunting — especially if it’s something you’ve never done before. We never want our clients ...
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5 Reasons to Prepare a Professional Will

Faced with the choice between a DIY will you can pull together for free and a professional will that will set you back a few hundred dollars, the first option can seem more tempting, and it’s better than no will ...
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A Guide to Probate in Ontario: What You Need to Know

Probate is something nobody wants to think about until the time comes when they have to. Whether you’re trying to understand how it works in advance for a smoother experience or you’re in the midst of the process already, let’s ...

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