Cynthia Hiebert-Simkin

Cynthia Hiebert-Simkin
Tradition Law LLP
Partner
Estates & Wills & Trusts

Cynthia Hiebert-Simkin, a partner with the Winnipeg firm Tradition Law LLP, focuses on wills and estates.

After graduating with her law degree from the University of Manitoba, Ms. Hiebert-Simkin was called to the Manitoba Bar in 1993.

With a background in family law, Ms. Hiebert-Simkin now focuses on wills, estate planning and administration, and elder law issues.

She has lectured for the Canadian Bar Association, the Law Society of Manitoba, and the Manitoba Bar Association as well as for community organizations.

Ms. Hiebert-Simkin has sat on national ad hoc committees looking at such issues as health-care decision-making for incompetent individuals and estate planning issues arising from surrogate parenting situations.

She taught at the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Law for two years and was the editor of the Law Society of Manitoba’s materials for The Canadian Centre for Professional Legal Education on probate and estate administration for 10 years. In addition, she is one of the authors of the wills and estates case comment in the Manitoba Bar publication Headnotes and Footnotes.

Ms. Hiebert-Simkin is a past chair of the Canadian Bar Association national wills, trusts and estates section and was on the board of directors of the Jewish Foundation of Manitoba.

She is a member of Women Business Owners of Manitoba.

Cynthia Hiebert-Simkin In The News
Making changes to your family cottage estate plan

In the third instalment of a four-part series on transferring ownership of  the family cottage, Winnipeg wills and estates lawyer Cynthia Hiebert-Simkin  discusses how changes in life circumstances should affect a cottage estate plan .  Read more

Good record-keeping key to tax-efficient cottage estate plan

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

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 why communication is so vital. Read more

Discussing assets and debts with a lawyer

While it’s great to do one’s homework before meeting with a lawyer to discuss estate matters, it’s important to exercise caution when doing so, Winnipeg wills and estates lawyer  Cynthia Hiebert-Simkin says in a recent  Caregiving Matters podcast. Read more

Providing for children after a second marriage

In the second instalment of a two-part series, Winnipeg wills and estate lawyer Cynthia Hiebert-Simkin discusses how to provide for children when there’s a second marriage. Read more

Estate planning after a second marriage

In the first instalment of a two-part series, Winnipeg wills and estate lawyer Cynthia Hiebert-Simkin explores estate planning for second marriages. Read more

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 Winnipeg wills and estates lawyer Cynthia Hiebert-Simkin . Read more

Document reasons for treating children differently in your will

Communication is key when testators want to treat children differently in the will, Winnipeg wills and estates lawyer  Cynthia Hiebert-Simkin tells  AdvocateDaily.com . Read more

Trustworthiness the pillar of a power of attorney

Online research can be helpful to those contemplating a power of attorney (POA), but because rules differ in each province, it’s always best to seek legal counsel, says Winnipeg wills and estates lawyer Cynthia Hiebert-Simkin . Read more

Avoiding estate planning is a recipe for problems: Hiebert-Simkin

Every love story ends unhappily, says Winnipeg wills and estate lawyer Cynthia Hiebert-Simkin , and much of her work is helping to ensure that in those cases where the story ends in death, the pain of grief is not compounded by family feuds.   Read more

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