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Friendly mobile experience crucial for law firm websites

As many clients are finding law firm websites and blogs through their smartphones, it is vital for firms to prioritize the mobile experience, Toronto estate litigator  Felice ... Read more

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Bringing your legal action before it’s too late

By Matthias Duensing For anyone contemplating legal action, limitation periods are one of the most important rules to understand. A limitation period is the time within which ... Read more

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Creative branding key to law firms' marketing plans

Creative branding is key to standing out in the crowded marketplace for legal services, Toronto estates and trusts lawyer Suzana Popovic-Montag tells Lawyers Weekly . As ... Read more

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Planning for access to digital accounts

By Ian Hull As society is becoming more and more digitized, there is an increased need for individuals to consider their online accounts in their estate planning. Today, ... Read more

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Power of attorney used to steal life savings

By Charles Ticker The dangers of power of attorney abuse can be seen in a recent story from Kitchener, Ont. A man has been charged with fraud. According to the story the ... Read more

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Three options for preparing your will

By Timothy N. Sullivan Hardly anyone enjoys the prospect of preparing a will. But without one, you not only run the risk of having your estate distributed contrary to your ... Read more

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When can a will be signed by someone other than the testator?

By Suzana Popovic-Montag We have written before on the  formal requirements  of a will in Ontario, under the  Succession Law Reform Act . One requirement is ... Read more

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Wills & estates: tips for disbursing household possessions

By Timothy N. Sullivan When people think about being an executor of a will, they often focus on the administrative part: Making sure they know where the will is, meeting with ... Read more

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Sexual abuse suit filed by estate faces technical hurdles

A lawsuit filed by the estate of an Ottawa man claiming a Catholic priest sexually abused him will have to overcome a number of evidentiary burdens if it goes to trial, says ... Read more

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Can a woman bequeath her frozen eggs?

The Ontario government’s All Families are Equal Act will resolve some legal questions in cases involving frozen reproductive material, but with reproductive technology ... Read more

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Hull recognized in Who’s Who Legal 2016

Toronto trusts and estates lawyer Ian Hull has been recognized as an expert in the provision of advice to high-net-worth individuals, families, trustees, family businesses ... Read more

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Duensing Law shortlisted for Top Boutiques list

Toronto wills and estates law firm Duensing Law , headed up by lawyer Matthias Duensing , has been shortlisted for inclusion in Canadian Lawyer ’s Top Boutiques survey. ... Read more

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Collaborative law office design makes for a 'better team'

With the option of working in a "synergy room" with other colleagues or in a closed office, Toronto estates and trusts lawyer  Suzana Popovic-Montag tells Lawyers Weekly ... Read more

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Drilling down on the deductibility of paid executor compensation

By Avi Dahary The uncertainty surrounding whether compensation paid to an estate executor is deductible and if so, how much of it is deductible, has meant that most tax ... Read more

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Henson Trusts: an estate-planning tool for all

Although Henson Trusts were originally designed to protect the inheritance of children with special needs, they can also be an effective estate planning tool for other families, ... Read more

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Wise to choose tech-savvy trustee for digital estate plan

Digital assets are new territory for many lawyers and accountants — but failing to pay attention to these accounts when estate planning may leave them completely ... Read more

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Adding children to title: Road to hell paved with good intentions

By Kristine Anderson Parents often have good intentions when passing their house to their children upon death. However, adding people to the title of your property can be ... Read more

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Legal podcast gives clients, firm extra connection

Although it started out as part of a concerted marketing push, Hull on Estates is now Canada’s longest-running legal podcast — and its regular expert ... Read more

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Discriminatory wills worthy of judicial intervention

Although testamentary freedom is the general rule in modern succession law, as a matter of public policy, courts should not condone wills where the testator's motives are racially ... Read more

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Beneficiary nurse stands to receive almost $1 million

By Charles Ticker A  recent story  from Australia published online on The Age illustrates some of the difficulties seniors and their caregivers may face as a result ... Read more

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