Powers of Attorney: The information that follows is from the Ministry of the Attorney General website. It offers some basics principles, which our website expands upon in various related posts.
Wills, Estates and Trusts: the information that follows is from the Ministry of the Attorney General website. It offers some basics principles, which our website expands upon in various related posts.
What color is your parachute? For the unexpected, and for the planned, a Will is your assurance of a safe landing, and our Wills solutions gives you the flexibility to choose what you need, at a price that you can afford.
To make your memorandum legally binding, you just refer to it in your will. You don’t have to sign the memorandum in front of witnesses as you would a will so long as it is in your own handwriting throughout.
There is a common misconception that divorce will revoke a will. However, this isn’t actually the case.
An Estate Trustee (often referred to as the Executor) is entitled to compensation for his or her effort in the management of the Estate and distribution of the Estate assets to the beneficiaries. The general approach to this question was explained by Perell, J. of the Ontario Superior Court.
Common questions in Will drafting, a good starting point for those contemplating making a Will.
The outcome ... when there is no Will.
Everyone needs a Will, but some situations make this more urgent.
A Will is a vital part of your financial plan that is written when you are young, and updated throughout your lifetime, yet fewer than half of Canadian adults have a will.
An estate of a decedent is distributed per stirpes if each branch of the family is to receive an equal share of an estate. When the heir in the first generation of a branch predeceased the decedent, the share that would have been given to the heir would bedistributed among the heir's issue in equal shares.
Single, no children, no Will? Its a big mistake.
William Butler Yeats strikes an angle of repose: his poem, "It is Time that I wrote my Will".
Common terms used in Wills and Estates Practice. A helpful reference.
Affordable Will Resources: useful links.
These documents describe your preferences regarding end-of-life care. It is recommended that all adults have a living will because unexpected situations can happen at any age.