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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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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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Ticker: DIY legal services an estate litigator's best friend

An online platform for people to create legal documents without the assistance of a lawyer is essentially the modernized version of will kits, Toronto-area estates litigator and ... Read more

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Beware of 'zombie deeds'

Without administrative changes to the land registration system, the government has no way to determine the intent of the transferor, Toronto real estate and wills and estates ... Read more

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What happens to my will if my lawyer dies, retires or moves?

By Michele Allinotte Someday, I hope to retire and enjoy my life after law with my family and loved ones. However, I will not be “riding off into the ... Read more

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Unique considerations for LGBTQ estate planning

There are important estate planning considerations for LGBTQ individuals that take into account the unique needs and structure of their families, Toronto estates and trusts ... Read more

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Will drafting involves 'mental gymnastics'

When drafting a will, it's important that people give serious consideration to inevitable issues, such as taxes and who should benefit from the estate, Thunder Bay wills and ... Read more

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How long does probate take?

By Michele Allinotte As an estate administration lawyer in Cornwall, Ont., one of the most frequent questions clients ask me is, “How long does probate ... Read more

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Five threats to a healthy estate

By Ian Hull We need to be vigilant on a number of fronts every day – from health to financial security, to our relationships with others. But there’s another ... Read more

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The bitcoin estate plan

By Suzana Popovic-Montag As I write this, a single bitcoin is worth more than US$8,200. It will undoubtedly be worth a different amount by the time you read this because the ... Read more

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Personal touch sets Allinotte apart

Approachability is the key to Cornwall wills and estates lawyer Michele Allinotte’s practice. Allinotte, the owner of Allinotte Law Office Professional Corporation ... Read more

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No such thing as materiality in estate accounts

While materiality is an important convention in accounting and auditing relating to the significance of an amount, transaction, or discrepancy, it has no real application in ... Read more

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