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Wahbi to speak on the importance of making a will

Toronto wills and estates lawyer  Mary Wahbi  will share her insights with a local community on the importance of making a will at an upcoming Ontario Bar Association ... Read more

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Funding Henson trusts with life insurance

Parents often worry about how their children with disabilities will be taken care of after they’re gone, but there are options that aren’t always so ... Read more

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Trustworthiness the pillar of a power of attorney

Online research can be helpful to those contemplating a power of attorney (POA), but because rules differ in each province, it’s always best to seek legal counsel, says ... Read more

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Estate Mediation part 3: the settlement

In Part 3 of the estate mediation series, Toronto trust and estate litigator Felice Kirsh discusses settlement at mediation. With proper planning and preparation, ... Read more

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The position of executor: from cradle to grave – Part IV

By Avi Dahary The determination and discharging of debts and liabilities In part three of this series, I discussed identifying the assets that become part of the ... Read more

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Event to explore estate planning strategies

Brampton lawyer-linguist  Suzanne Deliscar will share some estate planning strategies at an upcoming event in Guelph, presented in partnership with Scotiabank St. ... Read more

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Samaroo-Tsaktsiris to discuss charitable gift planning

Toronto lawyer  Sarita Samaroo-Tsaktsiris  will discuss the importance of charitable gift planning at the SickKids Foundation's 5th Annual Advisors Breakfast.  ... Read more

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Beware of traps with multiple wills

Many high-net-worth Ontarians have two wills to avoid paying high probate fees, but there are pitfalls to the practice, Toronto wills and estates lawyer Mary Wahbi tells ... Read more

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Abuse of a power of attorney: when good people do bad things

By Ian Hull We all know that bad people can do some very bad things. So, if your estate plan includes a continuing power of attorney for property (as it likely should), and ... Read more

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'Ask the Lawyer' event to answer questions on wills, powers of attorney

Brampton lawyer-linguist  Suzanne Deliscar  will present a free ‘Ask the Lawyer’ day program at Immigrant Services Guelph-Wellington  this ... Read more

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Estate planning for prisoners and their families

For families with a loved one who is in prison, routine financial issues such as making a will, keeping a family business afloat and supporting children are fraught with ... Read more

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Sibling rivalry the source of most estate disputes

Humans may be hard-wired by their DNA to wage war with their siblings over the estates of family members, says Toronto-area estates litigator and mediator Charles Ticker . ... Read more

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Dewshi to present on elder abuse at workshop

Toronto wills and estates lawyer  Anar Dewshi will offer her insights on elder abuse issues at an upcoming estate-planning workshop, presented by Caregiving Matters . ... Read more

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Women should assume key role in long-term wealth, estate planning

With high marital breakdown rates and a longer lifespan, 90 per cent of women will be solely responsible for their finances at some point in their lives, but all too often, in a ... Read more

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What happens when you die without a will

By Lisa Laredo A will is one of the three most important documents every person should have (the other two being a Power of Attorney for Property and a Power of Attorney for ... Read more

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Timing key to maintaining advantages of GRE designation

Although changes that took effect in 2016 mean that testamentary trusts are now generally subject to tax at the highest marginal rate, a notable exception is now in play — ... Read more

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Age 65 or older? There may be a trust for you

By Ian Hull Trusts have been around for hundreds of years, so a type that’s only been around for 17 years is still considered “new” in the trust world. Two ... Read more

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Estate planning for special assets

By Suzana Popovic-Montag The disposition at death of many personal assets – a home, stocks, bank deposits – is typically straightforward in terms of how they are ... Read more

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Making the case for reforming estates legislation

Ontario needs to follow other provinces and revamp its wills and estates legislation to reflect current needs, Toronto estates and trusts lawyer  Ian Hull tells ... Read more

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'Ask the Lawyer' day to discuss wills, powers of attorney

Brampton lawyer-linguist  Suzanne Deliscar will present a free ‘Ask the Lawyer’ day program at the Alzheimer Society of Peel this month, to share her ... Read more

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