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Sunday, April 30, 2017

Administering the Estate of a Deceased Spouse-Avoiding Liability

BY VALERIE DYE  It is known that an Estate Trustee becomes liable for the debts of the deceased if the assets are distributed to beneficiaries...

Administering the Estate of a Deceased: Paying off Debts

BY VALERIE DYE One may obtain a Certificate of Appointment as Estate Trustee either with a will or without a will. The later appointment occurs...

Domestic Contracts and Why They Are Becoming More Popular

BY VALERIE DYE  Family law in Ontario is regulated by the Family Law Act and the Divorce Act. These Acts set out the laws relating...

Planning for the Care of Disabled Relatives – The Henson Trust

BY VALERIE DYE  In Estate planning it is important to give special consideration to the needs of a disabled child or relative. This is so...

Do I Need My Spouses Consent to Sever a Joint Tenancy?

BY VALERIE DYE  Jointly held real estate property is convenient for the reason that it has the right of survivorship which means that if one...

Buying Property With Someone Else? What You Need To Know?

BY VALERIE DYE When more than one person has title to the same property, such title can be owned by the parties either as joint...

Dealing with Family Law issues outside the Courts

BY VALERIE DYE Family law in Ontario is regulated by the Family Law Act and the Divorce Act. These Acts set out the laws relating...

What Happens If I Do Not Have A Will?

BY VALERIE DYE  The main reason for having a will is to ensure that your estate is distributed in accordance with your wishes. Contrary to...

Reducing Estate Administration Tax through Multiple Wills

BY VALERIE DYE Although persons generally have only one valid will at a given time it is not uncommon for persons to have multiple wills....

Providing for Beneficiaries in Blended Families – The Spousal Trust

BY VALERIE DYE  In the last publication I touched on the use of mutual wills to deal with issues affecting blended families. One of the...

Professional Development

4 Keys to Unlock Your Big Dreams

BY: KEISHA JOHNSON 1. Own your big dream – The very first step to fulfilling your big dream is accepting personal responsibility for your dream....

How Tragedy Propels Triumph

BY: KEISHA JOHNSON Natalie Hope-Selkin was comfortable in her career as an in-house counsel with one of Canada's largest insurance firms until she found herself...

First Quarter Check In

BY: KEISHA JOHNSON We’ve come to the end of the first quarter of the year, a traditional checkpoint for your goals. How are you progressing...