Estates / Wills / Trusts
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Reasons to write a power of attorney for personal care

By Lisa Laredo A power of attorney (POA) for personal care is a legal document that gives someone you trust the right to make medical decisions on your behalf, if and when ... Read more

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Court's gatekeeper role in estates cases curbed by decision

A “culture shift” in the estates bar may not be as dramatic as first expected, Toronto trusts and estates lawyer  David Mills tells  AdvocateDaily.com . ... Read more

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How to start the estate discussion: Larson

Thunder Bay wills and estates lawyer  Rene Larson  says discussing estate matters with an aging family member isn’t easy, but it’s a vital conversation. ... Read more

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Popovic-Montag to cover estate freezes at annual B’nai Brith seminar

On May 30, Toronto estates and trusts lawyer Suzana Popovic-Montag will speak at a session for lawyers and accountants hosted by B’nai Brith National Organization of ... Read more

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Ticker to share strategies for mediating estate disputes

On May 30, Toronto-area estates litigator and mediator Charles B. Ticker will speak at a session for lawyers and accountants hosted by B’nai Brith National ... Read more

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Follow these tips to bulletproof your will

With careful consideration during the drafting process, there are ways to make a will bulletproof, Toronto estates and trusts lawyer  Ian Hull  tells  ... Read more

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Rejection of probate applications confounds lawyers

A long-established practice to use primary and secondary wills is running up against some turbulence in the courts, Toronto wills and estates lawyer Mary Wahbi tells ... Read more

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Pot talk: coverage for medical cannabis is here

By Suzana Popovic-Montag Unless there’s an unexpected shift or delay by our government, the  Cannabis Act  will make the use of cannabis for recreational ... Read more

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Married vs. common-law rights in estate matters

Married couples and those in common-law relationships are generally treated the same in estates matters, but there are a couple of key differences that can have a financial impact ... Read more

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Be specific if you want to direct how charity spends bequest

Testators who want a say over how their funds are spent should be specific with their bequests to larger charities, Toronto trust and estate litigator Felice Kirsh tells ... Read more

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What you should do when ‘unexpected’ financial news is good

By Ian Hull The financial industry is relentless in encouraging Canadians to “plan for the unexpected” – and highlighting how anything can happen. You could ... Read more

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Stay flexible – roll with those financial planning punches

By Suzana Popovic-Montag Financial planning is a tricky business at the best of times – especially for longer-term goals like retirement and estate planning. But when ... Read more

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Billionaire's estate will not go to his family

By Charles Ticker A  recent story online found here  reveals the estate plan of the billionaire founder of a furniture giant. The man (March 1926 – January ... Read more

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Drafting a solid will helps ward off estate disputes

The death of a loved one is an emotional time for a family and can sometimes lead to disputes over the estate, but there are ways to draft a lawsuit-proof will to ensure that ... Read more

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Insurance trusts control timing, use of funds upon death

An insurance trust is a good mechanism for controlling the use and timing of life insurance proceeds following the death of the insured, Toronto wills and estates lawyer Lisa ... Read more

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Estate talk awkward but necessary: Aulis

Broaching the “estate talk" with a reluctant older family member is awkward but necessary for younger relatives, Toronto trusts and estates lawyer  Patrick J. ... Read more

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Elder abuse often tough to spot: Urback

The often-subtle signs of elder abuse make it a tricky problem to diagnose, Toronto litigator  Matthew Urback  tells  AdvocateDaily.com . Urback, an associate ... Read more

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Worst-case scenario thinking improves will accuracy

Planning for family disasters makes for a more accurate estate plan, Cornwall wills and estates lawyer  Michele Allinotte  tells  AdvocateDaily.com . Allinotte, ... Read more

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Make it your year for ‘best picture’ critical thinking

By Ian Hull Do you ever wonder how your emotions impact your decision-making? Or more specifically, how many sub-optimal decisions you make based on emotion? We get caught ... Read more

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No downward momentum in billing rates

Toronto's Mills & Mills LLP sets its fees by comparing what other lawyers in the same practice areas charge, business and estates lawyer David Mills tells Canadian ... Read more

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