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Larson offers a personal touch with house calls

Every morning, Thunder Bay wills and estates lawyer Rene Larson walks his German shepherd four kilometres near his home on a small lake north of the city. It’s an ... Read more

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Wahbi to speak on the importance of making a will

Toronto wills and estates lawyer  Mary Wahbi  will share her insights with a local community on the importance of making a will at an upcoming Ontario Bar Association ... Read more

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Funding Henson trusts with life insurance

Parents often worry about how their children with disabilities will be taken care of after they’re gone, but there are options that aren’t always so ... Read more

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Trustworthiness the pillar of a power of attorney

Online research can be helpful to those contemplating a power of attorney (POA), but because rules differ in each province, it’s always best to seek legal counsel, says ... Read more

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Estate Mediation part 3: the settlement

In Part 3 of the estate mediation series, Toronto trust and estate litigator Felice Kirsh discusses settlement at mediation. With proper planning and preparation, ... Read more

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The position of executor: from cradle to grave – Part IV

By Avi Dahary The determination and discharging of debts and liabilities In part three of this series, I discussed identifying the assets that become part of the ... Read more

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Event to explore estate planning strategies

Brampton lawyer-linguist  Suzanne Deliscar will share some estate planning strategies at an upcoming event in Guelph, presented in partnership with Scotiabank St. ... Read more

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Samaroo-Tsaktsiris to discuss charitable gift planning

Toronto lawyer  Sarita Samaroo-Tsaktsiris  will discuss the importance of charitable gift planning at the SickKids Foundation's 5th Annual Advisors Breakfast.  ... Read more

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Beware of traps with multiple wills

Many high-net-worth Ontarians have two wills to avoid paying high probate fees, but there are pitfalls to the practice, Toronto wills and estates lawyer Mary Wahbi tells ... Read more

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Abuse of a power of attorney: when good people do bad things

By Ian Hull We all know that bad people can do some very bad things. So, if your estate plan includes a continuing power of attorney for property (as it likely should), and ... Read more

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Bales to co-chair inaugural Cambridge Family Law Forum

Toronto estate and family lawyer Karon Bales will co-chair the inaugural family law forum at an upcoming Cambridge Forums event. Bales, a founding partner of the boutique ... Read more

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'Ask the Lawyer' event to answer questions on wills, powers of attorney

Brampton lawyer-linguist  Suzanne Deliscar  will present a free ‘Ask the Lawyer’ day program at Immigrant Services Guelph-Wellington  this ... Read more

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Estate planning for prisoners and their families

For families with a loved one who is in prison, routine financial issues such as making a will, keeping a family business afloat and supporting children are fraught with ... Read more

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Nova Scotia modernizes capacity law

Nova Scotia’s new capacity law takes its lead from Ontario legislation by tightening up the requirements for courts to appoint guardians for intellectually disabled adults, ... Read more

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Proper planning best way to address complex blended family estates

Blended family situations have become increasingly common as many people remarry after a divorce or the passing of their spouse — but these individuals need ... Read more

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Only irrevocable beneficiaries can be sure of life insurance proceeds

Individuals who expect to collect on life insurance need to make sure they are designated as irrevocable beneficiaries under the policy following a Court of Appeal ruling, says ... Read more

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Sibling rivalry the source of most estate disputes

Humans may be hard-wired by their DNA to wage war with their siblings over the estates of family members, says Toronto-area estates litigator and mediator Charles Ticker . ... Read more

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Dewshi to present on elder abuse at workshop

Toronto wills and estates lawyer  Anar Dewshi will offer her insights on elder abuse issues at an upcoming estate-planning workshop, presented by Caregiving Matters . ... Read more

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Women should assume key role in long-term wealth, estate planning

With high marital breakdown rates and a longer lifespan, 90 per cent of women will be solely responsible for their finances at some point in their lives, but all too often, in a ... Read more

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The limited partnership protective shield

By Dennis Nerland In contrast to a general partnership, a limited partnership must by law be composed of at least one general partner, who serves as the managing partner, and ... Read more

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