Who We Are

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.

Let our knowledge, experience and expertise work for you!


Meet Our Lawyers

Wills and Estates


Real Estate Law / Certified Specialist in Corporate Law / Employment Law


Family Law & Real Estate Law


Certified Specialist in Real Estate


Real Estate, Litigation, Condominiums, Land Disputes.




77 Coldwater Street East
Orillia, ON L3V 1W6


Monday to Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm



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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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