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Thursday, September 21, 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...

Community News

A Helping Hand to Childhood Education in Jamaica

BY: KABRENA ROBINSON In Jamaica, a central and popular belief is that “education is the key to success” and it all starts at the elementary...

Caribbean Tales International Film Festival 2017

BY: LEANNE BENN This year, the Caribbean Tales International Film Festival celebrated twelve years through the act of diversity and legacy in the city of...

Toronto All Stars Steel Orchestra Brings Home The Gold!

BY: ALYSSA MAHADEO Steelpan or Steel drums are a musical instrument originating from the Island of Trinidad and Tobago. It is made from large 55-gallon...

A-Supreme Foundation Prepares To Host Gala In Support Of Seniors

BY: KABRENA ROBINSON A-Supreme Foundation, a charitable organization aimed at providing care and support to vulnerable and low-income seniors unable to afford adequate home care,...

Jamaican Diaspora Presents New Crime Prevention Strategies At Conference

BY: JELANI GRANT  On the Canadian Travel Advice and Advisories website, it is recommended that travellers exercise a high degree of caution when travelling to...