Elder Law

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  • While each province and territory has its own laws governing wills and estates, they are fairly consistent across Canada. Those laws largely protect the will and its testator — the person writing it ...read more »
  • While creating a will is a standard part of estate planning, trusts are becoming increasingly popular for some of the different advantages they offer.read more »
  • When writing their will, testators often include conditions or restrictions to control how their assets are bequeathed, but there are limits. They may be your assets, but you can’t impose any ...read more »
  • The issue centres around substitute decision-makers and how conflicts can be prevented if people take the time to put their end-of-life wishes in writing well before they get sick.read more »
  • In simple terms, probate is the process of legally validating a will and processing it through court. Probating a will is not necessarily mandatory in Canada, and there can be significant costs to ...read more »
  • The television ads show happy married people knocking items off their bucket lists, but the reality is many couples are going their separate ways instead of spending their retirement years together.read more »
  • Estate planning is an important step to provide for your loved ones after your death and making your final wishes known.read more »
  • An executor is the person named in a will who manages the estate of someone who has died. It involves collecting assets, managing finances, and dividing up the estate as specified in the will.read more »