Estates / Wills / Trusts
Redress Risk Management (post until May 31/19)
profile
Ten things that happen if you die without a will in Ontario

By Timothy N. Sullivan If ‘making a will’ has been one of those things on your long-term to-do list but doesn’t seem to ever become a top priority, ... Read more

profile
Fill-in-the-blanks approach not suited to estate planning

Information is key to sensible and tax-efficient estate planning, Toronto wills and estates lawyer  Mary Wahbi tells AdvocateDaily.com . “Sometimes clients are ... Read more

profile
Intergenerational wealth transfer: keys for success

Inheritances can be a windfall, but how the next generation manages that estate is a critical part of the process, say Toronto estate lawyer  Ian Hull and INTEGRIS ... Read more

profile
Embracing diversity the cornerstone of Romero’s practice

Toronto mediator Victoria Romero first began settling disputes in high school as part of a peer conflict-resolution program. She’s never looked back. ... Read more

profile
Embrace of videoconferencing good for the justice system

The Ontario Superior Court’s recent embrace of videoconferencing for uncontentious appearances is a welcome development, Toronto estates and trusts lawyer  Suzana ... Read more

profile
Communication with beneficiaries vital when preparing a will

Having an open discussion with family members, beneficiaries and intended executors is an important part of preparing an estate plan in order to minimize conflict, reduce expenses ... Read more

profile
Prince estate deal with Universal nullified

By Charles Ticker Prince estate deal with Universal Music Group rescinded Carver County District Judge Kevin Eide has rescinded a $31 million dollar deal between ... Read more

profile
Navigating the maze of estate planning options for special needs child

When planning for the future of a financially dependent child, choosing the option that will provide them with the most money is not always easy or straightforward, Ottawa special ... Read more

profile
The tricky business of deathbed estate planning

By Ian Hull It’s 8:30 am, you’ve just entered your office, and you get a call from the common-law spouse of one of your long-term clients. It’s bad news ... Read more

profile
Math studies give Toronto litigator a logical, analytical edge

When Toronto litigator Matthew Urback tells people his first university degree was in math, most are surprised and curious as to how that prepared him for a career in law. As ... Read more

profile
Elder abuse under the guise of a POA is all too common

By Lisa Laredo While awareness of elder abuse is on the rise, sadly, its prevalence is not falling. Spotting this kind of abuse is not all that easy though, because neglect ... Read more

profile
Facts required to support claim of undue influence

While the doctrine of undue influence is an important tool for challenging suspect wills or transactions, a recent Ontario Court of Appeal case shows that it is also necessary to ... Read more

profile
Where is a trust resident?

By Suzana Popovic-Montag In this recent decision , the Ontario Superior Court considered the residence of two trusts, for the purpose of taxation. The court held that ... Read more

profile
Financial abuse of the elderly

By Ian Hull The Retirement Homes Regulatory Authority was established in 2010 by the Ontario government under the  Retirement Homes Act, 2010 , S.O. 2010 Chapter 11 ... Read more

profile
Prince siblings named estate heirs

By Charles Ticker Prince’s six siblings will share in $200 million estate Prince passed away on April 21, 2016, due to an overdose from the powerful drug Fentanyl. ... Read more

profile
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

profile
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

profile
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

profile
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

profile
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

Lawyer Directory
CosmoLexToronto Lawyers Association (post to 6.30.19)MKD International (post until Sept. 30/19)Feldstein Family Law (post until May 31/19)Greystones Health Jasmine Daya & Co.SRH Litigation (post until May 31/19)Lee & Associates (post until Feb. 28/20)Erin Simpson Family Law