Estates / Wills / Trusts
Michael Ford (post until Oct. 31/19)
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Breaking bad: protecting elders from financial abuse

Toronto wills and estates lawyer Patrick J. Aulis has witnessed first-hand the devastation of financial elder abuse but says seniors can take steps to protect themselves from ... Read more

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Corporation can be effective wealth preservation tool

For some individuals, a corporation can play a key role in personal wealth management — but it is crucial to undertake a cost-benefit analysis before pursuing this ... Read more

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What is a disclaimer?

By Ian Hull Receiving an inheritance under a will is a gift, and there is no obligation, as a beneficiary, to accept it. It is possible for a beneficiary to waive their ... Read more

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Peace of mind guaranteed

By Suzana Popovic-Montag An estate trustee has the legal authority to arrange the place and manner of the burial or cremation of the deceased. The estate trustee also has a ... Read more

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Court's embrace of technology welcomed

Toronto trusts and estates lawyer  David Mills says he’s encouraged by the Ontario Superior Court’s recent embrace of videoconferencing for minor appearances. ... Read more

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Gen Z brings strong multitasking, tech skills to law firms

Members of ‘Generation Z’ have been born with technology attached to their fingers and are adept at multitasking — and this group will soon be represented in the ... Read more

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Predatory marriages 'increasingly common problem' in Ontario

With the elderly population living longer and more independently than in the past, predatory marriages are becoming a growing phenomenon in Ontario, Toronto estates and trusts ... Read more

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New 'Atin Model' app digitizes taking will instructions: Hull

An in-house model designed to take will instructions is the basis for a new application available to lawyers by Toronto estate lawyer Ian Hull . “I wanted to create an ... Read more

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'Why do I get $863 and he gets $1,128?': ODSP

Adult children with disabilities living at home often don’t get the maximum disability allowance possible despite repeated requests for more than the basic $863 ... Read more

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Executor's role is no small job: Laredo

The role of an executor is to quarterback the assets of the deceased and it’s no small job, says Toronto lawyer, Lisa Laredo . But there is a prescribed process to ... Read more

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Contractual obligations and estates

By Ian Hull An estate trustee may be bound to a contract previously entered into by the deceased. This duty is distinct from the duty of an estate trustee to discharge all ... Read more

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Banked genetic material should be included in estate plan

In the context of estate planning, it is appropriate for drafting solicitors to inquire whether a testator or potential beneficiaries have banked genetic material and, if so, how ... Read more

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Governance strategy crucial to family business succession

Successfully transferring a company to the next generation requires planning and open communication between the owner, heirs and key advisors — including a disciplined ... Read more

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Lund business involved in dispute

By Charles Ticker A  recent story  summarizes the sibling dispute among the owners of the Lunds & Byerlys chain of grocery stores. Lunds & Byerlys ... Read more

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Age and testamentary capacity

By Suzana Popovic-Montag “Testamentary capacity” is a term with a particular legal meaning: whether an individual has the necessary cognitive abilities to be ... Read more

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The lawyer’s estate planning retainer with a married couple

By Ian Hull As an estate planner and a lawyer, it is important to remember that when creating an estate plan, familial relations may turn negative. It becomes crucial for ... Read more

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Trusts and estates law a family affair for Mills

Toronto trusts and estates lawyer David Mills ’ forebears set high standards at Mills & Mills LLP , the oldest law firm in Canada with a continuous family presence. ... Read more

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Keeping your family informed

By Dennis Nerland Your children are your greatest legacy. If they are trusted to be the custodians of your business and wealth, at the very least they should be informed ... Read more

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Trustees, lawyers must distinguish their roles in estate administration

Confusion about the overlapping roles of lawyers and trustees could lead to problems in estate administration, Toronto estates and trusts lawyer Suzana Popovic-Montag  told ... Read more

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Hull, Popovic-Montag to discuss succession planning for litigators

On May 25, Toronto estates and trusts litigator  Ian Hull  will chair an event on ‘Succession Planning for Litigators,’ presented by the Law Society of Upper ... Read more

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