Michele Allinotte

Michele Allinotte
FIRM:
Allinotte Law Office Professional Corporation
POSITION:
Principal
AREAS OF PRACTICE:
Corporate, Estates & Wills & Trusts, Real Estate
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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 Posts

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

Digital assets and estate planning – the new normal

In the first instalment of a two-part series, Cornwall wills and estates lawyer Michele Allinotte explores best practices in how to handle digital assets in your estate plan. Read more

Insolvent estates add stress to sad situation

An insolvent estate adds a layer of complexity to an already emotionally fraught situation, Cornwall wills and estates lawyer Michele Allinotte tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Worst-case scenario thinking improves will accuracy

Planning for family disasters makes for a more accurate estate plan, Cornwall wills and estates lawyer Michele Allinotte tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Can I amend my own will?

By Michele Allinotte . I often have clients call me and either ask me if they can change their wills themselves, or if they can change their will by crossing out and amending items and then adding their initials to the changes. Read more

Updating your will: Allinotte

By Michele Allinotte . As an estate planning lawyer in Cornwall, Ont., I commonly see people who understand the importance of the initial estate planning, but then forget that they need to keep their wills and trusts up-to-date. These documents aren’t something that should just be done once and then tucked into a safety deposit box never to be visited again. Actually, there are several times in the course of your life that you need to dig out your wills and make changes. Read more

Getting remarried? Three conversations to have before you say ‘I do’

By Michele Allinotte . Wedding planning season is upon us. Many area couples are marrying late in life and might be trying their hand at love for the second or third time. But, as many newly remarried couples will soon find out, starting a new life together can get downright complicated, especially when there are premarital assets and children from previous marriages thrown into the mix. Read more

Do-it-yourself wills not worth the risk

Preparing a do-it-yourself will can bring complications and should only be done in the rarest of circumstances, Cornwall wills and estates lawyer Michele Allinotte tells AdvocateDaily.com. 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

How long does probate take?

By Michele Allinotte . As an estate administration lawyer in Cornwall, Ont., one of the most frequent questions clients ask me is, “How long does probate take?” Read more

Personal touch sets Allinotte apart

Approachability is the key to Cornwall wills and estates lawyer Michele Allinotte’s practice. Read more