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Lawyers should take note of cheap, online legal tools: Urback

Lawyers should pay attention to online platforms that offer legal documents at a fraction of the price, Toronto litigator  Matthew Urback tells The Lawyer’s Daily . ... Read more

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Ticker to present at upcoming OBA program

Toronto-area estates litigator and mediator Charles B. Ticker will lead a session on how to handle expert evidence during an upcoming Ontario Bar Association professional ... Read more

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Preparing for mediation of estate disputes

Mediation has come to play such a significant role in estates disputes that lawyers need to undertake extensive preparation in order to represent their clients’ best ... Read more

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Ticker: DIY legal services an estate litigator's best friend

An online platform for people to create legal documents without the assistance of a lawyer is essentially the modernized version of will kits, Toronto-area estates litigator and ... Read more

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Beware of 'zombie deeds'

Without administrative changes to the land registration system, the government has no way to determine the intent of the transferor, Toronto real estate and wills and estates ... Read more

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What happens to my will if my lawyer dies, retires or moves?

By Michele Allinotte Someday, I hope to retire and enjoy my life after law with my family and loved ones. However, I will not be “riding off into the ... Read more

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Unique considerations for LGBTQ estate planning

There are important estate planning considerations for LGBTQ individuals that take into account the unique needs and structure of their families, Toronto estates and trusts ... Read more

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Will drafting involves 'mental gymnastics'

When drafting a will, it's important that people give serious consideration to inevitable issues, such as taxes and who should benefit from the estate, Thunder Bay wills and ... Read more

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How long does probate take?

By Michele Allinotte As an estate administration lawyer in Cornwall, Ont., one of the most frequent questions clients ask me is, “How long does probate ... Read more

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Five threats to a healthy estate

By Ian Hull We need to be vigilant on a number of fronts every day – from health to financial security, to our relationships with others. But there’s another ... Read more

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The bitcoin estate plan

By Suzana Popovic-Montag As I write this, a single bitcoin is worth more than US$8,200. It will undoubtedly be worth a different amount by the time you read this because the ... Read more

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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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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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