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Legal advice key when planning for children with special needs

With proper planning, the parents of a child with special needs can provide them with a secure future, Ottawa disabilities and estate planning lawyer  Kenneth Pope ... Read more

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Updating your will: Allinotte

By Michele Allinotte As an estate planning lawyer in Cornwall, Ont., I commonly see people who understand the importance of the initial estate planning, but then forget ... Read more

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POA beats DNR tattoo across chest: Shinehoft

Communicating one’s wishes for end-of-life care is essential to ensure they’re honoured, but there’s still no guarantee that family members and doctors will be ... Read more

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Digital assets, accounts should be included in estate planning

Technology may have changed most Canadians’ day-to-day lives, but it’s also having an impact on how they should prepare for their declining years and even death, says ... Read more

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Getting remarried? Three conversations to have before you say ‘I do’

By Michele Allinotte Wedding planning season is upon us. Many area couples are marrying late in life and might be trying their hand at love for the second or third ... Read more

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OCA enforces rule of convenience

Estate trustees should address interest on delayed legacies in settlements with will challengers after a recent decision enforcing the common law “rule of convenience," says ... Read more

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Cross-border estates planning grows as world shrinks

More Canadians than ever need cross-border estates advice as the world continues to shrink due to travel and technological developments, Toronto estates and trusts lawyer  ... Read more

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Eight steps to a successful succession plan for lawyers

Some basic planning steps can help ease a lawyer’s transition out of practice and into retirement, Toronto estates and trusts lawyer Suzana Popovic-Montag told a recent ... Read more

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Do-it-yourself wills not worth the risk

Preparing a do-it-yourself will can bring complications and should only be done in the rarest of circumstances, Cornwall wills and estates lawyer Michele Allinotte tells ... Read more

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Triggers for updating your will: changes in estate and tax law

This is the final post in a three-part series where Toronto wills and estates lawyer Mary Wahbi talks about the life events that should trigger a review of ... Read more

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Challenging a will can be expensive, time-consuming

Will disputes over lack of testamentary capacity or undue influence are becoming increasingly popular, Toronto estates and trusts lawyer Suzana Popovic-Montag tells the Globe ... Read more

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How to prepare for your meeting with an estates lawyer

Testators can help smooth the process of drawing up a will by getting their documents in order ahead of their first meeting with counsel, Toronto wills and estates lawyer Lisa ... Read more

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It’s hard to read the label when you’re inside the bottle

By Ian Hull One quality often overlooked in this frantic information era of texts, tweets, and instagrams is clarity. Our communications and responses are faster than ever, ... Read more

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Appoint power of attorney for ultimate protection: Larson

Appointing a power of attorney (POA) to make decisions about finances is always preferable to having a joint bank account or adding a joint owner to property, says   Thunder ... Read more

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Consider a second will if you own foreign property

By Suzana Popovic-Montag If you own property in the U.S. or another foreign jurisdiction, having a valid and up-to-date will that complies with the laws in your province may ... Read more

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Tax talk: caregiver credits

Families of people with special needs have an underused tool at their disposal that can help save them money every year, Ottawa disabilities and estate planning lawyer  ... Read more

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Lawyers should take note of cheap, online legal tools: Urback

Lawyers should pay attention to online platforms that offer legal documents at a fraction of the price, Toronto litigator  Matthew Urback tells The Lawyer’s Daily . ... Read more

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Ticker to present at upcoming OBA program

Toronto-area estates litigator and mediator Charles B. Ticker will lead a session on how to handle expert evidence during an upcoming Ontario Bar Association professional ... Read more

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Detailed estate plan valuable when assets in multiple jurisdictions

It is becoming increasingly common for Canadians to own securities and property in multiple jurisdictions, which can bring estate planning complications and the need for ... Read more

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Preparing for mediation of estate disputes

Mediation has come to play such a significant role in estates disputes that lawyers need to undertake extensive preparation in order to represent their clients’ best ... Read more

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