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

Henson trust advantages extend to families without special needs

Although some lawyers may know that Henson trusts are useful for families with members who have disabilities, many may not realize that there are other uses for these trusts for those who don’t have special needs, Ottawa disabilities and estate planning lawyer Kenneth Pope writes in The Lawyers Weekly . Read more

Are you eligible for the disability tax credit?

Canadians who qualify for the disability tax credit , but haven’t applied for it may be eligible to recover up to $16,000 in back credits, says Ottawa disabilities and estate planning lawyer Kenneth Pope. Read more

Henson Trusts: an estate-planning tool for all

Although Henson Trusts were originally designed to protect the inheritance of children with special needs, they can also be an effective estate planning tool for other families, says Ottawa disabilities and estate planning lawyer Kenneth Pope. Read more

Personal injury settlements and ODSP benefits

Ottawa disabilities and estate planning lawyer Kenneth Pope says before signing off on the terms of settlement, plaintiff personal injury lawyers should ensure their clients won’t be disqualified from receiving Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) benefits. Read more