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Want to be creative with your will? Get a lawyer

By Suzana Popovic-Montag If you’re a regular reader of obituaries, you’ve undoubtedly seen some creative writing touches in remembering a departed family member. ... Read more

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Five common will drafting mistakes

By Lisa Laredo Write your will right and it will do exactly what you want and need it to do when you die. Your will is your roadmap to your loved ones and a properly written ... Read more

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Separation from spouse a critical time to update will

Separating from a spouse brings its own set of stresses, but few people realize that not updating a will at this time can open the door to even more headaches, Fredericton ... Read more

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Family meeting can prevent cottage inheritance disputes

In the first instalment of a four-part series on transferring ownership of the family cottage,  Winnipeg wills and estates lawyer Cynthia Hiebert-Simkin discusses ... Read more

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Webinar to explore top estate law cases of 2018

On Feb. 7 at 1 p.m., Suzanne Deliscar , founder of Deliscar Professional Corporation , in co-operation with ezCPD.ca , will present a webinar entitled  Top Estate Law ... Read more

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Supreme Court settles Henson Trust issue, Pope says

A Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) decision in the Henson Trust issue is “a big win” for people with disabilities, Ottawa disabilities and estate planning lawyer  ... Read more

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Seek legal guidance before leaving bequests to charity

Making a bequest to charity can create a meaningful legacy, but there are potential pitfalls that a good lawyer can help you avoid, Windsor trusts and estates lawyer Laura Stairs ... Read more

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Language rights for elderly Ontarians a growing issue

The availability of legal services in languages other than English could become a growing issue as Ontario’s population continues to age, Brampton lawyer-linguist  ... Read more

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Ensure estate trustees know what they’re getting into: Murphy

The responsibilities of an estate trustee, who administers the personal and financial affairs of a deceased person, can be greater than expected, says Toronto estates lawyer ... Read more

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Is there life after death? (spoiler alert – we have the answer)

By Suzana Popovic-Montag I don’t know about you, but I was a little disappointed when I discovered that one of the greatest thinkers of our time – Stephen Hawking ... Read more

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Man who killed parents entitled to partial inheritance

By Charles Ticker A  recent story  from New South Wales in Australia describes the struggle a woman had to stop her brother from inheriting from their parents after ... Read more

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Executors should move quickly on debts owed to deceased

A recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision is a reminder to executors to move quickly on debts owed to a deceased, Ottawa family law and estate lawyer  Timothy N. ... Read more

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Letters of wishes for Henson Trusts

Letters of wishes offer guidance to Henson trustees on how the money should be used for the betterment of a child with disabilities, Ottawa disabilities and estate planning ... Read more

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Live longer – unusual tips for keeping the grim reaper at bay

By Ian Hull We’re all too familiar with the conventional advice for living longer – and the same ol’, same ol’ is being trotted out again by ... Read more

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Wills 101: understanding the basics

A will offers testators a measure of control over their assets even in death, Toronto litigator  Matthew Urback  tells  AdvocateDaily.com . “In your ... Read more

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Longer lives means more complex estate plans for women

Longer life expectancies give female spouses more reasons to get their estate plans in order, Toronto trusts and estates lawyer  Patrick J. Aulis  tells  ... Read more

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Financial partnership with your child comes with risks

Entering into a joint real estate title with your child or making them co-owner of your bank account comes with risks, writes Toronto real estate and wills and estates ... Read more

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Warring siblings make bad estate trustees

Parents should think twice before appointing all their children as executors, Toronto-area estates litigator and mediator  Charles B. Ticker tells  AdvocateDaily.com . ... Read more

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Joint tenancy: it sounds simple, but is often a double-edged sword

By Timothy N. Sullivan Generally speaking, property can be owned either personally or jointly. Joint tenancy is when people own a property together and the right to an ... Read more

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Estate planning defence possible for targets of fraudulent conveyance claims

An estate planning defence is a potentially viable option to defend a claim of fraudulent conveyance, Toronto estate litigator  David M. Smith tells  AdvocateDaily.com ... Read more

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