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Update II – COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Response from Deliscar Professional Corporation

Posted on: April 11th, 2020 by Suzanne Deliscar Add A Comment

Good afternoon and Happy Easter:

 

Deliscar Professional Corporation remains committed to our clients’ health and safety in light of the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), while continuing to provide legal and language services to our clients. In light of the steps taken by the Government of Canada, the Province of Ontario, the City of Guelph and the City of Brampton, as well as the Superior Court of Justice of Ontario, and the Ontario Court of Justice, the following changes to our operations are effective immediately until further notice:

 

  1. Family Litigation and Civil Litigation Matters

 

As of today, both the Superior Court of Justice and the Ontario Court of Justice continue to suspend regular operations by adjourning all current matters until further notice/for 8 to 12 weeks, respectively, and will only be hearing urgent matters that fall within specific narrow categories, as well as some routine matters that also fall within very narrow parameters. The respective courthouses are in the process of setting new dates for matters that have already been filed with the court.

 

Please see the following links for more details:

 

Superior Court of Justice: https://www.ontariocourts.ca/scj/notice-to-the-profession-the-public-and-the-media-regarding-civil-and-family-proceedings-update/

 

Ontario Court of Justice: https://www.ontariocourts.ca/ocj/covid-19/

 

Matters that are or were to be set for mediation or any other kind of out-of-court settlement will continue to be processed and sent for client review by email. Any documents requiring original signatures will be signed using virtual witnessing.

 

  1. Mail

 

Both of our office buildings in Brampton and Guelph have been locked, and reception services are no longer being offered. If you have any documents that need to be delivered in hard copy format, please mail them to the Brampton office. Please note that Canada Post is no longer guaranteeing delivery standards, and we suggest that all documents be sent by courier if you must use mail. E-mail and fax are always welcome. Any mail that will be sent to you will be sent by courier as well.

 

  1. Wills & Powers of Attorney

 

Intake meetings for Wills & Powers of Attorney continue to be conducted by phone or by Skype. On April 7, 2020, the Ministry of the Attorney-General made an unprecedented order allowing for the virtual witnessing of wills and powers of attorney using videoconferencing.
A copy of this order can be found here: https://www.oba.org/CBAMediaLibrary/cba_on/pdf/Virtual-Witnessing-Emergency-Order-Filed.pdf?utm_source=LYR&utm_medium=EM&utm_campaign=mindful%20moment

 

We will be in touch with those who still need to execute the Wills & Powers of Attorney that we have prepared. If you have already executed your documents prior to the closure of the office, they are valid and your originals are on their way to you by courier.

 

  1. Free “Ask the Lawyer Day”  Webinars

 

Deliscar Professional Corporation has been offering free in-person “Ask the Lawyer Days” to many different organizations for a number of years. In light of the current physical distancing requirements, we will be offering these sessions virtually on topics such as “Wills & Powers of Attorney in Ontario”, “Children with Special Needs, Taxes and the Law”, and  “Family Law in Ontario”.  Dates will be set shortly and registration is free via the following link: https://suzannedeliscar.ca/presentations/ask-the-lawyer-program/

 

  1. Notarizations

 

We provide our notarial services through Downtown Notary, which is offering virtual commissioning during COVID-19. Please see
http://www.downtown-notary.ca/virtual-commissioning to book your
virtual commissioning appointment. Downtown Notary will not be taking in-person appointments until further notice.

 

  1. Translations

 

It has been our ongoing policy to mail our notarized, certified Spanish and French translations to our clients, and this will continue to be the standard.

 

  1. Going Forward

 

We continue to offer all services on a virtual basis. For further information regarding federal and provincial relief programs, handwashing techniques and physical distancing, as well as other important health information, please consult the Government of Canada and Government of Ontario’s dedicated COVID-19 (coronavirus) websites at:

https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-response-plan.html

https://www.ontario.ca/page/2019-novel-coronavirus

 

Our thoughts and prayers are with those who are suffering from this illness, who have loved ones who are ill or who have succumbed to this illness, or who have had their employment or business negatively affected. I remain available primarily by email. Teleconferences will also be scheduled as necessary. We also continue to take on new clients.

 

We will provide more updates once further information is provided by the appropriate agency. We appreciate your patience in this unprecedented situation, which requires the profession to implement new procedures on sometimes a daily basis.

 

Sincerely,

 

 

Suzanne Deliscar

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Suzanne E. Deliscar, B.A., LL.B.
Lawyer-Linguist
Deliscar Professional Corporation
10 George Street North, Brampton, Ontario L6X 1R2
42 Carden Street, Guelph, Ontario  N1H 3A2
sdeliscar@suzannedeliscar.ca
Brampton: 905-452-0194
Guelph: 519-341-1233
www.suzannedeliscar.ca
fax: 1-866-559-1610

Peel Region and Guelph ‘Ask the Lawyer’ Events for “Make a Will Month”- November 2018

Posted on: November 13th, 2018 by Suzanne Deliscar Add A Comment

In conjunction with Make-a-Will Month, Brampton lawyer-linguist Suzanne Deliscar is offering free ‘Ask the Lawyer’ day programs during the month of November to explore wills and powers of attorney.

Deliscar, founder of Deliscar Professional Corporation, will answer legal questions on wills and powers of attorney, including why you need a will, what happens if you don’t have one, what are powers of attorney and why they are important.

  • Nov. 14 at 12:30 p.m., Royal Bank of Canada, 74 Wyndham St. N., Guelph.
  • Nov. 20 from 11 a.m. – noon, Alzheimer Society of Peel, 385 Brunel Rd., Mississauga.
  • Nov. 27 from 1:30 – 3 p.m., Caledon Public Library – Albion-Bolton Branch, 150 Queen St. S., Bolton.
  • Nov. 29 from 3 – 4 p.m., Catholic Crosscultural Services – 8 Nelson St. W., Suite 302, Brampton.

For more information, click here.

‘Ask the Lawyer Day” on Wills and Powers of Attorney in Ontario – Brampton Public Library – October 30. 2018

Posted on: October 25th, 2018 by Suzanne Deliscar Add A Comment

Brampton lawyer-linguist Suzanne Deliscar will present a free ‘Ask the Lawyer’ day program to explore wills and powers of attorney in Ontario.

On Oct. 30 from 1:30 — 3 p.m., Deliscar, founder of Deliscar Professional Corporation, will answer legal questions on wills and powers of attorney, including why you need a will, what happens if you don’t have one, what are powers of attorney and why they are important.

The event takes place at the Brampton Public Library, Chinguacousy Branch150 Central Park Dr., Brampton.

For more information, click here.

“Ask the Lawyer” Day on Wills & Powers of Attorney – Four Corners – Brampton Public Library – May 17, 2018

Posted on: May 16th, 2018 by Suzanne Deliscar Add A Comment

Brampton lawyer-linguist Suzanne Deliscar will present a free ‘Ask the Lawyer’ day program to share her insights on wills and powers of attorney in Ontario.

On May 17 from 1:30 – 3 p.m., Deliscar, founder of Deliscar Professional Corporation, will answer legal questions on wills and powers of attorney, including why you need a will, what happens if you don’t have one, what are powers of attorney and why they are important.

The event takes place at the Brampton Public Library Four Corners Branch, 65 Queen St. E., Brampton.

For more information, click here.

Lawyer Lunch and Learn at 10C Shared Space, Guelph, Ontario – April 25, 2018

Posted on: April 24th, 2018 by Suzanne Deliscar Add A Comment

On April 25, join Brampton lawyer-linguist Suzanne Deliscar for a lunch and learn about family law in Ontario.

Deliscar, founder of Deliscar Professional Corporation, will present an informative session covering marriage, custody, and divorce. The presentation will be followed by a questions-and-answers segment.

The free event takes place at noon at 10C Shared Space, 42 Carden St. in Guelph.

Light refreshments will be provided.

To register, click here.

Wills & Powers of Attorney Presentation – Mississauga Public Library – November 19, 2016

Posted on: November 15th, 2016 by Suzanne Deliscar Add A Comment

Wills & Powers of Attorney – Presentation
Central Library, Mississauga Public Library – Ground Floor Program Room
Learn about the reasons why you need a will, updating your current will, probate free planning, do’s and don’t’s of joint accounts, powers of attorney, and more from Suzanne Deliscar.
Saturday November 19, 2016, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Admission is free. Registration is required.
For more information and to register, please call Sciences & Business Department 905-615-3500 ext. 3589.
This program is presented in partnership with the Ontario Bar Association.

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November is “Make a Will Month”

Posted on: November 13th, 2016 by Suzanne Deliscar Add A Comment

Make a Will Month

 

Did you know November is Make a Will Month? The Ontario Bar Association, of which I am a member, is bringing to light the importance of having a will that specifically expresses your wishes.

Consider this…

You’ve spent a good part of your life building your assets and now you have an opportunity to precisely and accurately make sure your assets are distributed as YOU want.

With a Will…

  • Your family will not have to guess what your final wishes were;
  • You can control the age at which your children receive their inheritance;
  • You can express your wishes for custody of your children;
  • Your family will have greater certainty and a smoother transition during a difficult time;
  • Your executor will have the authority to make funeral arrangements, handle business and communicate with your banks and financial institutions immediately after your death.

Please take a few moments to reflect on these points. If you haveany questions or would like to schedule a meeting, please contact my office at 1-855-941-5522 ext. 2 or by email: sdeliscar@suzannedeliscar.ca.

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“Wills & Estate Planning Q & A” – Bank of Montreal, St. George Square, Guelph, Ontario – November 2, 2016

Posted on: October 24th, 2016 by Suzanne Deliscar Add A Comment

Suzanne Deliscar of Deliscar Professional Corporation, and the St. George Square branch of the Bank of Montreal are pleased to present a free “Wills & Estate Planning Q & A” on November 2, 2016 in celebration of “Make a Will Month.  Details are as follows:

November 2, 2016

1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.

Bank of Montreal, 78 St George’s Square, Guelph, Ontario CANADA (Downtown Guelph)

E-mail Brad Thompson, Branch Manager at brad.thompson@bmo.com to reserve your spot.

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“ASK THE LAWYER DAY” – 10 CARDEN, GUELPH, ONTARIO – October 5, 2016

Posted on: September 27th, 2016 by Suzanne Deliscar Add A Comment

Suzanne Deliscar of Deliscar Professional Corporation, and 10 Carden are pleased to present a free “Ask the Lawyer Day” on October 5, 2016 from 10 AM to 2 PM.  Attendees can book a free 20 minute slot to ask their most pressing legal questions. Legal questions can be asked in English, French, or Spanish.

Ask a Lawyer Day Oct 2016

 

10 Carden members have until September 28, 2016 to book their spot, after which time, bookings will be made available to the public.

E-mail Joy Sammy at joy@10carden.ca to book your free consultation. For more about 10 Carden, see www.10Carden.ca.

“Family Law in Ontario” – Workshop for Dufferin Parent Support Network – May 19, 2016

Posted on: May 5th, 2016 by Suzanne Deliscar Add A Comment

Brampton lawyer-linguist Suzanne Deliscar will present a number of ‘Ask the Lawyer’ days this month in Guelph and Orangeville, where she will discuss issues in family law and provide legal and tax information to families with special needs children.

On May 19 from 7 – 9 p.m., Deliscar will present an ‘Ask the Lawyer Day’ program, where she will discuss family law in Ontario, including the family law process, how to resolve disputes, the steps in the court process and how to find help. Although this is a stand-alone workshop, attending the May 5 event is strongly recommended. This event will also take place at Princess Margaret Public School, located at 51 Wellington St. in Orangeville.

Registration is required for this program.

For more information, click here.