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Top five estate planning mistakes

With almost a decade of experience behind him, Toronto litigator  Matthew Urback  has seen it all when it comes to estate plans. Urback, partner with  Shibley ... Read more

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Help! I don’t want to be an executor

By Lisa Laredo A family member or close friend passes away and amidst your grief, you discover that you have been named executor of their estate. You’re shocked because ... Read more

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A cure for ageist thinking? It may not be needed

By Suzana Popovic-Montag It’s taken decades, but we’re slowly coming to terms with a few of the “isms” in our culture – racism and sexism being ... Read more

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Dysfunctional sibling relationships delay estate administration

Some siblings relationships are so dysfunctional that even majority clauses for multiple estate trustees won’t keep the administration flowing, Toronto-area estates ... Read more

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Estate mediation can mitigate risk, save time and money

The winner-takes-all nature of estate litigation makes mediation an attractive alternative, Toronto trust and estate litigator and mediator  Felice Kirsh  tells  ... Read more

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Probate avoidance and split wills: Pope

It's vital that testators hire a lawyer when attempting to avoid probate fees, Ottawa disabilities and estate planning lawyer  Kenneth Pope  tells AdvocateDaly.com ... Read more

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When the tax man calls – estates, family disputes, debts

By Matthias Duensing for AdvocateDaily.com The Ontario Superior Court of Justice recently ruled on a case involving parental estates and disputing brothers. The couple ... Read more

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Learn strategies to manage property after death of a loved one

Toronto real estate and wills and estates lawyer Lisa Laredo will take part in an information session on how to handle the legal and financial complexities when a ... Read more

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Significance of non-disclosed assets must be weighed: Sullivan

If it is revealed that one party didn’t fully disclose financial assets in their separation agreement, the other person shouldn't automatically assume they can have it set ... Read more

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It’s spring cleaning time! Add ‘write my will’ to your list

By Lisa Laredo For most of us, spring cleaning means a chance to declutter, downsize and simplify. It’s about new beginnings and fresh starts and there’s ... Read more

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Know what to do in the event of death outside Canada

Knowing what to do when someone dies while travelling outside Canada can alleviate a significant amount of stress, Cornwall wills and estates lawyer  Michele Allinotte ... Read more

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Will challenges occur frequently in Britain

By Charles Ticker A  recent online  article outlines some of the reasons why will challenges occur frequently in Britain. According to this story, a recent poll ... Read more

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Review the life insurance policies in your estate: Allinotte

Reviewing life insurance policies can be vital in estate planning, Cornwall wills and estates lawyer  Michele Allinotte  tells  AdvocateDaily.com . Allinotte, ... Read more

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Limited grounds to contest a will: Ticker

There are limited grounds upon which someone's will can be successfully challenged, Toronto-area estates litigator and mediator Charles B. Ticker tells ... Read more

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Co-ordinate payments from RDSPs and Henson Trusts

Disbursements from Henson Trusts and Registered Disability Savings Plans (RDSP) can be co-ordinated to provide for children with special needs, Ottawa disabilities and estate ... Read more

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Children don't necessarily come before new wife in inheritance

Don’t automatically assume that an elderly, widowed parent who marries a younger woman from overseas is being financially taken advantage of, Ottawa family law and estate ... Read more

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Is there a duty to account when requested by a beneficiary?

By Ian Hull In this recent decision , the Ontario Superior Court of Justice confirmed that an attorney for property and/or estate trustee has a duty to pass accounts in ... Read more

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Alexa – take a hike

By Suzana Popovic-Montag Amazon Echo and Google Home – here’s my prediction about these smart speakers. In 25 years, we’ll look at film clips or ads that ... Read more

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Separated from one, common-law with another – who gets what?

People who live common-law with a new partner after the breakdown of a marriage are advised to get their affairs in order — and get a will, Toronto litigator ... Read more

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Properly worded shareholders agreement is a must: Horst

When someone dies with a life insurance policy listing a clear beneficiary, anyone with a dispute   should have solid evidence to support their argument, ... Read more

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