Kenneth Pope

Kenneth Pope
FIRM:
K.C. Pope Law
POSITION:
Founder & Principal
AREAS OF PRACTICE:
Estates & Wills & Trusts
PHONE:

Kenneth Pope, founder and principal of the Ottawa firm K. C. Pope Law, has worked more than 30 years on estate planning with a particular focus on helping the disabled.

Mr. Pope graduated from the University of Ottawa with a Bachelor of Laws in 1978 and was called to the Ontario Bar in 1980.

He helps clients with wills and estate planning issues, including guardianship applications, disability tax credit recovery, and Henson trusts, which ensure that a child with a special needs will not lose provincial disability benefits after they receive an inheritance.

He also deals with the Canada Revenue Agency on behalf of clients to back file disability-related tax credits and recapture overpaid taxes.

Mr. Pope advises on the use of trusts for family members — to minimize taxes payable on income earned from inheritances — as well as a range of financial options. He often travels across Canada to speak with families about their estate planning issues.

Kenneth Pope Posts

Pope to host webinar on supported living alternatives

Ottawa disabilities and estate planning lawyer Kenneth Pope will host a webinar and Q&A session discussing various profit and not-for-profit supported living alternatives. Read more

Legal guardianships vital for people with disabilities

The life expectancy for children with cognitive disabilities is growing, and this has serious financial and legal implications for their families as their parents age and die, says Ottawa disabilities and estate planning lawyer Kenneth Pope. Read more

Protecting social benefits for children with disabilities

Caring for a child with a disability is more than a lifelong commitment, and parents can ensure their loved ones are supported even after their passing with the right preparations, says Ottawa disabilities and estate planning lawyer Kenneth Pope. Read more

SCC finally resolves Henson trusts questions: Pope

In its recent ruling , the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) finally settled that the assets held in a Henson trust do not belong to the person receiving provincial disability benefits and should not impact the benefits that they receive, Ottawa disabilities and estate planning lawyer Kenneth Pope tells The Globe and Mail . Read more

Probate avoidance and split wills: Pope

It's vital that testators hire a lawyer when attempting to avoid probate fees, Ottawa disabilities and estate planning lawyer Kenneth Pope tells AdvocateDaly.com. Read more

Co-ordinate payments from RDSPs and Henson Trusts

Disbursements from Henson Trusts and Registered Disability Savings Plans (RDSP) can be co-ordinated to provide for children with special needs, Ottawa disabilities and estate planning lawyer Kenneth Pope tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Preferred beneficiary versus qualifying disability trust elections

Electing to make a testamentary trust a qualifying disability trust (QDT) is not always the best option for beneficiaries with special needs, Ottawa disabilities and estate planning lawyer Kenneth Pope tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Pope to host webinars on disability estate planning

Ottawa disabilities and estate planning lawyer Kenneth Pope is hosting webinars where he discusses special needs and disability estate planning. Read more

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 Kenneth Pope tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

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 lawyer Kenneth Pope tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Minimum wage negatively impacts those with special needs: Pope

The province should adopt special provisions exempting employers from paying the minimum wage to workers with special needs, Ottawa disabilities and estate planning lawyer Kenneth Pope tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Pope to discuss estate planning for children with special needs

Ottawa disabilities and estate planning lawyer Kenneth Pope will host a webinar and Q&A session discussing estate planning for people with disabilities as well as provincial and federal benefits. Read more

Managing the transition from ODSP to OAS/GIS for those with disabilities

People with disabilities may need help negotiating the tricky transition from the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) to old age benefits after age 65, Ottawa disabilities and estate planning lawyer Kenneth Pope tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Intestacy risky for parents of children with disabilities

Parents of children with disabilities have a greater incentive than most to prepare a will before they die, Ottawa disabilities and estate planning lawyer Kenneth Pope tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Pope’s practice dedicated to families of children with special needs

Ottawa disabilities and estate planning lawyer Kenneth Pope works within a narrow niche, but he says there are many more people in Ontario he can help. Read more