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Personal touch sets Allinotte apart

Approachability is the key to Cornwall wills and estates lawyer Michele Allinotte’s practice. Allinotte, the owner of Allinotte Law Office Professional Corporation ... Read more

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No such thing as materiality in estate accounts

While materiality is an important convention in accounting and auditing relating to the significance of an amount, transaction, or discrepancy, it has no real application in ... Read more

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Disinherited children may have claims against estate

By Charles Ticker Disinherited children may be entitled to share in lottery winner’s estate A recent story from New Zealand  found here  is a very ... Read more

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Align beneficiary designations to reduce litigation risk

Testators can minimize the chance of their estates ending up in litigation by aligning their beneficiary designations, Toronto trust and estate litigator  Felice Kirsh ... Read more

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Don’t forget your digital property in estate planning

With the exponential rise in the value of cryptocurrency, it’s important to include this new-age asset in your estate planning, Toronto litigator  Matthew Urback ... Read more

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Neighbour denied $100K after deceased's cheque bounces

One can feel some sympathy for a man who failed in an attempt to cash a $100,000 cheque from his neighbour after she died, Ottawa trusts and estates lawyer  Timothy N. ... Read more

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Henson Trusts have ancient roots

While Henson Trusts are approaching their 30 th birthday in Canada, their roots can be traced back centuries, Ottawa disabilities and estate planning lawyer  Kenneth Pope ... Read more

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Document reasons for treating children differently in your will

Communication is key when testators want to treat children differently in the will, Winnipeg wills and estates lawyer  Cynthia Hiebert-Simkin tells  AdvocateDaily.com . ... Read more

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Triggers to update your will: family changes

This is Part 2 of a three-part series where Toronto wills and estates lawyer Mary Wahbi  talks about the life events that should trigger a review of your will. In ... Read more

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Crucial for business owners to give thought to succession plan

It is never too early to have a succession plan in place that ensures the continuity or smooth transfer of a business and its assets in the event of the owner’s death ... Read more

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Deal with digital assets in your will

Testators need to turn their minds to their digital assets just as much as their physical ones, Toronto trusts and estates lawyer  Patrick J. Aulis  tells ... Read more

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Five more reasons you need to write a will now

By Lisa Laredo January has come and gone but we’re still going on about the New Year’s resolution that should have been at the top of the list for at least half ... Read more

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Estates errors: Common will drafting mistakes part 2

With 17 years of experience litigating disputes, and a legal lineage that dates back more than a century, Toronto trusts and estates lawyer  David Mills has seen his fair ... Read more

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Experience key for Henson Trust lawyers

Experience is the key attribute families should look for when seeking help to set up a Henson Trust, Ottawa disabilities and estate planning lawyer  Kenneth Pope  tells ... Read more

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Pope to host webinars on disability estate planning

Ottawa disabilities and estate planning lawyer  Kenneth Pope is hosting two webinars where he will discuss special needs and disability estate planning. Pope, principal ... Read more

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Simplifying the search for a deceased’s life insurance policy

By Ian Hull Beneficiary designations for life insurance policies can be an integral part of one’s estate plan. As designated policy proceeds typically pass outside of ... Read more

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Accounting for tax-deferred assets critical part of estate plan

When they are not properly taken into account, tax-deferred assets can cause headaches during the estate administration process — so it is important to consider ... Read more

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Joint tenancy a common source of estate disputes

Joint tenancy is a double-edged sword for testators and beneficiaries, Ottawa trusts and estates lawyer  Timothy N. Sullivan tells  AdvocateDaily.com .  In a ... Read more

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Electronic estate trustees a new reality

Social media has become such a relevant presence in our lives that we must start thinking about how it's to be dealt with after we die, says Toronto litigator  Matthew ... Read more

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Estate planning saves money and aggravation

Toronto lawyer  Peter Murphy  knows first hand how easy it can be to avoid making a will. Despite having a lawyer in the family, Murphy’s own parents were well ... Read more

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