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Thursday, February 22, 2018

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

Diversity Wins – TBFF ’18 Delivers Family Fun And Meaningful Discussion

BY: JELANI GRANT Based on the continuous flow of new talent highlighted each year of the Toronto Black Film Festival, the growth and development of...

Get in the Game – A VIRTUAL EXPERIENCE

BY: ALYSSA MAHADEO Ever had an out of body experience? That’s what it feels like to be surrounded by the digitally designed world of Virtual...

Canada Joins The Movement – Building Better Opportunities For Black Canadians With The  International...

BY: ALYSSA MAHADEO For generations, Canada has been known as the land of opportunity. Individuals have immigrated from all over the world to share their...

Get Away & Play! Sports Travel Experts Announce Caribbean Cup Tennis Series

BY: ALYSSA MAHADEO Sports and charity go hand in hand, a testament to the athletes that dedicate their hard work and efforts in more ways...

3rd Annual Looking Back into the Future Conference

BY: JELANI GRANT  Channon Oyeniran held her 3rd Annual Looking Back Into The Future Conference over the past weekend. The conference, held at the Ajax...