Estates / Wills / Trusts
Michael Ford (post until Oct. 31/19)
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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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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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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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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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Blade Runner: estate planning in a futuristic world

By Ian Hull Could assets be passed one day to non-living beings, those created through artificial intelligence but possessing human-like qualities? Many of the laws that ... Read more

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Millionaire's handwritten notes wouldn't count as final wishes in Ontario

A Nova Scotia case — where a deceased millionaire's unsigned handwritten memos were ruled to count toward her testamentary intention — would play out differently in ... Read more

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How green is your estate plan?

By Suzana Popovic-Montag Climate change remains a leading topic of concern – and most of us have at least some awareness of our environmental footprint. Many of us have ... Read more

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Upcoming concert to benefit Heart and Stroke Foundation

Toronto-area estates litigator and mediator Charles Ticker hits the stage with The Faded Genes  on February 8 in support of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. ... Read more

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No will means big headaches for beneficiaries

Having a will in place can save the beneficiaries a great deal of time and reduce costs for the estate, Thunder Bay wills and estates lawyer Rene Larson tells AdvocateDaily.com ... Read more

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Demographics driving rise in POA litigation

Disputes among attorneys will increasingly come before Canadian courts as the country’s population continues to age, says Toronto estates and trusts lawyer  Suzana ... Read more

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Don’t break this New Year’s resolution: write a will

By Lisa Laredo With the holidays done and gone, it’s now that time of year — the time to buckle down and get on with fulfilling those New Year’s ... Read more

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Hull honoured with Honsberger award

It was largely from his father and former partner, the late Rodney Hull Q.C. LSM,  that Toronto estates and trusts lawyer Ian Hull was taught to give back, and his ... Read more

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Funeral dispute caused by unclear final wishes

By Charles Ticker A recent story I  found online  about a transatlantic funeral dispute confirms how important it is to have an up-to-date estate plan in place ... Read more

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Simplifying succession – should Ontario abolish the Perpetuities Act?

By Matthias Duensing One of the oldest and most complex issues that arise when advising clients on succession planning is how to manage what is known as the “rule ... Read more

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One head is better than two when it comes to powers of attorney

Individuals should avoid appointing joint powers of attorney whenever possible, Toronto trust and estate litigator  Felice Kirsh tells  AdvocateDaily.com . Kirsh, a ... Read more

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Professional advice key when leaving gifts to charity

Testators should seek professional advice before leaving gifts to charity, Toronto wills and estates lawyer  Lisa Laredo tells  AdvocateDaily.com . “Before you ... Read more

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Can you bulletproof your will?

By Suzana Popovic-Montag As estate litigators with decades of experience, we’ve seen it all when it comes to estate disputes. Our firm has dealt with thousands of cases ... Read more

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Mediation of estate disputes always worth considering

It’s better for parties embroiled in estate disputes to mediate sooner rather than later because the longer they litigate, the more financially and emotionally entrenched ... Read more

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