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Welcome to Downey Tornosky Lassaline & Timpano Law Professional Corporation. Located in Orillia, we serve clients throughout Simcoe County, Muskoka and Central Ontario.

Our specialized lawyers and exceptional employees provide a broad range of legal services in the areas of Real Estate, Wills and Estates, Business, Employment, Civil Litigation, Criminal and Family law. We provide clients with personalized practical insights and solutions for their challenges and projects.

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Certified Specialist in Corporate Law / Labour & Employment

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Real Estate, Litigation, Condominiums, Land Disputes.

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Wills and Estates

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Certified Specialist in Real Estate

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77 Coldwater Street East
Orillia, ON L3V 1W6

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Monday to Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm

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705-327-2600

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    WE ARE HIRING! 📣 DTLT is looking for a Senior Family Law Clerk/Legal Assistant to join our team, reporting to Leanne Anderson. If interested in joining our team, forward your resume to the attention of Ally Marshall at amarshall@greatlaw.ca ... See MoreSee Less
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    Should I add my children to title?We often get calls from clients who want to add their adult children to the title of their home in order to simplify their estate. There is no one-size-all when it comes to the question of whether it’s a good idea to add adult children to the title of your house. It’s a decision that can lead to unintended legal and tax consequences. Here are a few examples to illustrate:The Accidental Disinheritance. In this example, a couple accidentally disinherit their daughter by adding their son to the title of their house to avoid probate tax. Mary and John have two children, Billy and Bonnie. They are getting on in years and Billy lives with them. They decide to add Billy to title as a joint tenan to avoid probate tax when they pass on. They do not update their wills. Mary and John’s wills state that everything in their estate was to be divided equally between Billy and Bonnie. They have their house and 1 million dollars in investments. However, when Mary and John pass, the house passes outside the estate, and directly to Billy. As a result, they have disinherited Bonnie from her 50% of the house. Billy will inherit $500,000 + $900,000 house, whereas Bonnie will only inherit $500,000. The Accidental Tax Liability. In this example, a couple adds their son to the title of their house so he doesn’t have to pay probate tax, but he ends up paying even more in capital gains. Judy and Stanley have one child, Bob. When they are 60 years old, they add Bob to the title of their house as a joint tenant. At that time, their house is worth $500,000. Bob doesn’t live with them and owns his own house. Judy and Stanley live for another 20 years. Their house appreciates by $400,000 over those 20 years. When his parents pass their house passes directly to Bob because he is a joint tenant. He avoids probate tax of 1.5% ($13,500) on the $900,000 asset. Bob sells his parent’s home for $900,000. However, he now has to pay capital gains, because the home was never his primary residence. If Bob’s annual gross income is $100,000, he will end up paying a capital gains tax of $21,999. Bob ends up paying $7000 more in tax due to capital gains, because his parents added him to title. In addition to the above, there are some other concerns arising from adding children to your title, including land transfer tax, impacting your ability to sell or refinance, exposing your asset to your child’s creditors, or getting caught up in your child’s matrimonial dispute. Our real estate lawyer, Erin Murray, would be pleased to provide you with advice on your specific situation ... See MoreSee Less
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    🚨LAST CHANCE to vote for the Orillia Today Readers’ Choice Awards 2023 🚨🗳️Vote for us in the following categories:• Best Law Firm - DTLT• Best Real Estate Law Firm - DTLT• Best Legal Services - DTLT• Best Overall Service, Professional Services - DTLT• Best Employment Lawyer - Timothy Timpano• Best Family Law Lawyer - Leanne Anderson• Best Real Estate Lawyer - Erin MurrayAnd… • Best Lawyer - Sheri Tornosky, Timothy Timpano, Leanne Anderson AND Erin Murray🗓️ Voting closes TODAY‼️ Thank you to all for your nominations, votes and your support, from all of us at DTLT! ... See MoreSee Less
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    Last few days to vote for the Orillia Today Readers’ Choice Awards 2023 ✨💼 Nominated as Best Employment Lawyer, Timothy Timpano;💌 Nominated as Best Family Law Lawyer, Leanne Anderson;🏠 Nominated as Best Real Estate Lawyer, Erin Murray🗳️Please also vote for us in the following categories:• Best Law Firm - DTLT• Best Real Estate Law Firm - DTLT• Best Legal Services - DTLT• Best Overall Service, Professional Services - DTLT• Best Lawyer - Timothy Timpano, Sheri Tornosky, Leanne Anderson & Erin Murray🗓️ Voting is open until February 12, 2024. ‼️ Thank you to all for your nominations, votes and your support, from all of us at DTLT! ... See MoreSee Less
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    Nominated in the Orillia Today Readers’ Choice Awards 2023, BEST LAWYER - Sheri Tornosky, Timothy Timpano, Leanne Anderson & Erin Murray 🏆🗳️Please also vote for us in the following categories:• Best Law Firm - DTLT• Best Real Estate Law Firm - DTLT• Best Legal Services - DTLT• Best Overall Service, Professional Services - DTLT• Best Employment Lawyer - Timothy Timpano• Best Family Law Lawyer - Leanne Anderson• Best Real Estate Lawyer - Erin Murray🗓️ Voting is open until February 12, 2024. ‼️ Thank you to all for your nominations, votes and your support, from all of us at DTLT! ... See MoreSee Less
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