Kenneth Pope

Kenneth Pope
K.C. Pope Law
Founder & Principal
Estates & Wills & Trusts

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 In The News
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

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

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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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. Pope, ... Read more

Disability tax credit application system flawed: Pope

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is arbitrarily turning down applications for families seeking the Disability Tax Credit for their children, says Ottawa disabilities and estate ... Read more

Guardianship enables parents to legally remain in caretaking role

In the final instalment of a two-part series, Ottawa disabilities and estate planning lawyer Ken Pope explains the process of applying for legal guardianship. ... Read more

Legal guardianship and RDSPs: a primer

In the first installment of a two-part series, Ottawa disabilities and estate planning lawyer Ken Pope looks at the critical reasons parents of non-competent children ... Read more

Legal advice key when planning for children with special needs

With proper planning, the parents of a child with special needs can provide them with a secure future, Ottawa disabilities and estate planning lawyer  Kenneth Pope ... Read more

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

Henson Trusts have ancient roots

While Henson Trusts are approaching their 30 th birthday in Canada, their roots can be traced back centuries, Ottawa disabilities and estate planning lawyer  Kenneth Pope ... Read more

Experience key for Henson Trust lawyers

Experience is the key attribute families should look for when seeking help to set up a Henson Trust, Ottawa disabilities and estate planning lawyer  Kenneth Pope  tells ... Read more

Pope to host webinars on disability estate planning

Ottawa disabilities and estate planning lawyer  Kenneth Pope is hosting two webinars where he will discuss special needs and disability estate planning. Pope, principal ... Read more

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