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Zappa estate dispute continues

By Charles Ticker Frank Vincent Zappa (December 2, 1940 – December 4, 1993) was a world-famous American musician. He composed various kinds of music, including rock, ... Read more

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Ticker rocks it for Ronald McDonald Charities

Toronto-area estates litigator and mediator  Charles Ticker trades case notes for musical notes as he joins band mates in the Faded Genes in a special concert to ... Read more

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Team approach key to family wealth protection, management

Given the increasingly complex nature of the investment marketplace, an all-inclusive approach, featuring an integrated team of professionals, is likely the best strategy when it ... Read more

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Upcoming changes to the Ontario Land Transfer Tax Act

By Suzana Popovic-Montag Proposed changes to the Land Transfer Tax Act The Ontario government introduced  Bill 70, Building Ontario Up for Everyone Act (Budget ... Read more

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Discriminatory wills and disinheritance

By Ian Hull How far can one’s discriminatory beliefs endure in regard to estate planning? We  previously blogged  about the Ontario case of  Spence ... Read more

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Are you eligible for the disability tax credit?

Canadians who qualify for the disability tax credit , but haven’t applied for it may be eligible to recover up to $16,000 in back credits, says Ottawa disabilities and ... Read more

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Revival of a revoked will

By Suzana Popovic-Montag Last week  we discussed the doctrine of republication, which makes an older valid will operate as if it had been executed on the (later) date ... Read more

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Deliscar to discuss wills, powers of attorney at library event

Brampton lawyer-linguist  Suzanne Deliscar  will share her insights into wills and powers of attorney at an upcoming session at the Mississauga Public Library , ... Read more

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Major life changes should trigger will update

Before heading down the aisle to say ‘I do’ for a second time, Toronto wills and estates lawyer Patrick J. Aulis  advises couples to update their estate plans, ... Read more

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Friendly mobile experience crucial for law firm websites

As many clients are finding law firm websites and blogs through their smartphones, it is vital for firms to prioritize the mobile experience, Toronto estate litigator  Felice ... Read more

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Bringing your legal action before it’s too late

By Matthias Duensing For anyone contemplating legal action, limitation periods are one of the most important rules to understand. A limitation period is the time within which ... Read more

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Creative branding key to law firms' marketing plans

Creative branding is key to standing out in the crowded marketplace for legal services, Toronto estates and trusts lawyer Suzana Popovic-Montag tells Lawyers Weekly . As ... Read more

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Planning for access to digital accounts

By Ian Hull As society is becoming more and more digitized, there is an increased need for individuals to consider their online accounts in their estate planning. Today, ... Read more

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Power of attorney used to steal life savings

By Charles Ticker The dangers of power of attorney abuse can be seen in a recent story from Kitchener, Ont. A man has been charged with fraud. According to the story the ... Read more

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Three options for preparing your will

By Timothy N. Sullivan Hardly anyone enjoys the prospect of preparing a will. But without one, you not only run the risk of having your estate distributed contrary to your ... Read more

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When can a will be signed by someone other than the testator?

By Suzana Popovic-Montag We have written before on the  formal requirements  of a will in Ontario, under the  Succession Law Reform Act . One requirement is ... Read more

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Wills & estates: tips for disbursing household possessions

By Timothy N. Sullivan When people think about being an executor of a will, they often focus on the administrative part: Making sure they know where the will is, meeting with ... Read more

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Sexual abuse suit filed by estate faces technical hurdles

A lawsuit filed by the estate of an Ottawa man claiming a Catholic priest sexually abused him will have to overcome a number of evidentiary burdens if it goes to trial, says ... Read more

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Hull recognized in Who’s Who Legal 2016

Toronto trusts and estates lawyer Ian Hull has been recognized as an expert in the provision of advice to high-net-worth individuals, families, trustees, family businesses ... Read more

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Duensing Law shortlisted for Top Boutiques list

Toronto wills and estates law firm Duensing Law , headed up by lawyer Matthias Duensing , has been shortlisted for inclusion in Canadian Lawyer ’s Top Boutiques survey. ... Read more

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