Estate Planning

Guardianships and how they work.

  A great blog by Weir Foulds LLP regarding guardianships and how they work:  Protections for adults without capacity: explaining guardians, guardianships, and how they work WeirFoulds' Claire McNevin scrutinizes Ontario's critical legal protections for incapable adults. By Claire McNevin Feb 16, 2022   While societal health has understandably been at [...]

Can a Power of Attorney for Property Change a Beneficiary Designation?

written by Jessica J. Butler, Law Clerk at Fasken LLP. Powers of attorney can be an area of confusion for those clients looking to create or update their estate plans. Clients can be uncertain as to what kinds of duties and responsibilities someone appointed under a power of attorney may [...]

Passing on without plans in place: What happens to estates when there is no will.

Written By:  NANCY WOODS SPECIAL TO THE GLOBE AND MAIL   It’s always important to have a will. And that’s the case now more than ever. As I recently wrote, there’s been a legal change that will affect the wills of some couples who marry. Here are some scenarios that illustrate [...]

2023-02-17T16:30:45-05:00February 17th, 2023|Estates and Estate Planning, Wills|

A legal change on Jan. 1 will affect couples who marry and their wills.

Written by: NANCY WOODS AND NICK ESTERBAUER SPECIAL TO THE GLOBE AND MAIL   Once upon a time, John Doe married Mary Smith. They eventually had two children, Bobby and Susie. They were married for 20 years, and built a life together. They had a house, two cars and a dog, Rover. [...]

2023-02-17T16:32:07-05:00February 17th, 2023|Estates and Estate Planning, Wills|

What happens when there’s a dispute amongst executors?

It is important for executors to work together in order to ensure that the estate is managed properly and that the wishes of the deceased are carried out. When drafting your Will, a dispute resolution clause can be added to avoid any potential issues.  However, if there is a dispute [...]

2023-02-15T10:54:31-05:00February 15th, 2023|Estates and Estate Planning|

What is Estate Planning?

Estate planning is a process by which individuals and families plan for the transfer of their assets and affairs upon death or incapacity. This process involves creating a comprehensive plan that will ensure that the individual's wishes are respected, that taxes and other expenses are minimized, and that the assets [...]

2023-02-15T11:03:48-05:00January 31st, 2023|Estates and Estate Planning, Wills|

Estate Administration Services

We can offer four (4) types of services: Estate Consultation Legal fees starting at $350.00 + HST Our legal fees include: Meeting with you to discuss your needs; Reviewing the Will; Providing guidance on next steps necessary (ie. Registration of Survivorship Application or Filing an Estate Application). Preparing and Filing [...]

2023-02-15T11:04:46-05:00January 30th, 2023|Estates and Estate Planning, Wills|
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