Michele Allinotte

Michele Allinotte
Allinotte Law Office Professional Corporation
Principal
Corporate, Estates & Wills & Trusts, Real Estate

Michele Allinotte, a sole practitioner operating the Cornwall, Ont. firm Allinotte Law Office Professional Corporation, focuses on real estate, business, and estate law.

She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in sociology and history from Queen’s University in 1998 and with her Bachelor of Laws from the University of Ottawa in 2001. Ms. Allinotte was called to the Ontario Bar in 2002.

After working for law firms in Cornwall and North Bay, Ms. Allinotte decided to open her own firm in 2009. Her practice includes real estate, business law, wills, powers of attorney, and estate planning and administration. In 2015, she expanded her business by acquiring the practice of Donald White, a long-time Cornwall lawyer.

A proud resident of Cornwall, Ms. Allinotte is active in the local and legal community, creating groups for female lawyers and arranging networking events for young professionals. In addition, she was a council member for the Ontario Bar Association from 2012 to 2017.

Michele Allinotte In The News
Divorced or married, naming your child’s guardian is important

In the final instalment of a two-part series, Cornwall wills and estates lawyer Michele Allinotte discusses  guardianship obstacles and options for divorced couples.   Read more

Living apart together relationships require planning and advice

By Michele Allinotte . A recent Globe and Mail  article  reviewed the lives of several couples who chose to live apart in long term relationships. Full disclosure, I was one of the individuals interviewed for this article. Read more

Don't put off naming a legal guardian: Allinotte

In the first instalment of a two-part series, Cornwall wills and estates lawyer Michele Allinotte discusses issues that can arise when naming a legal guardian .    Read more

What happens to my will if my lawyer dies, retires or moves?

By Michele Allinotte . Someday, I hope to retire and enjoy my life after law with my family and loved ones. However, I will not be “riding off into the sunset” anytime soon, and I expect to be an active lawyer in Cornwall and area for another two or more decades.    Read more

Does your lawyer use inclusive language?

By Michele Allinotte . Legal documents are not always the most pleasant things to read. Even if the documents are for a good thing (buying a home or adoption), it is easy to get bogged down in the legal language. Read more

If I don’t own anything, why do I need a will?

By Michele Allinotte . One of the most frequent questions people ask me is “Do I need a will?” When I say yes, everyone over the age of 18 who is competent to make a will should do so, the reply is often, “Well, I don’t own anything.” Read more

Know what to do in the event of death outside Canada

Knowing what to do when someone dies while travelling outside Canada can alleviate a significant amount of stress, Cornwall wills and estates lawyer  Michele Allinotte  tells  AdvocateDaily.com . Read more

Review the life insurance policies in your estate: Allinotte

Reviewing life insurance policies can be vital in estate planning, Cornwall wills and estates lawyer  Michele Allinotte  tells  AdvocateDaily.com . Read more

Common-law spouses need a will to protect themselves

Common-law spouses don’t have the same rights as married couples when a partner dies and need wills to protect themselves, Cornwall wills and estates lawyer  Michele Allinotte  tells  AdvocateDaily.com . Read more

Make sure the executor of your will wants the job: Allinotte

Before you appoint an executor of your will, make sure they understand what the role entails and are willing to take on the responsibilities, Cornwall wills and estates lawyer  Michele Allinotte  tells  AdvocateDaily.com . Read more

Seek legal advice to ensure charity bequest is smooth, efficient

When leaving a bequest to a charitable organization in your will, it’s important to seek legal advice to ensure your gift is dealt with properly, Cornwall wills and estates lawyer Michele Allinotte tells AdvocateDaily.com . Read more

Marriage revokes a will, but divorce or separation does not

Failing to update a will following separation or divorce can create confusion and may lead to conflict when it comes to the distribution of assets following death, Cornwall wills and estates lawyer Michele Allinotte tells Law Times . Read more

The impact of DNA testing on wills and estates

The proliferation of online DNA kits is raising issues in estate disputes, Cornwall wills and estates lawyer  Michele Allinotte  tells  AdvocateDaily.com . Read more

Cryptocurrency assets may call for an update to estate plan

In the final instalment of a two-part series, Cornwall wills and estates lawyer Michele Allinotte explores the nuances of dealing with cryptocurrency assets in your estate plan. Read more

What is the Canada Pension Plan death benefit?

By Michele Allinotte . The financial issues that arise from the death of a loved one can cause a significant amount of stress. It is important to look at all the options available to you to help defray the costs. Read more

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