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Learning from the top 5 regrets made at death

The greatest words of wisdom often come at the end of life. If you could fix today what you’d otherwise regret in future, the rest of your life might be different. In this bulletin, we draw from Bronnie Ware’s book, “The Top Five Regrets of the Dying – A Life Transformed by the Dearly Departing

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I want to make changes to my existing Will?

I want to make changes to my existing Will . . . Is a codicil my best option? If you plan on making changes to your Will it would be best to make an entirely new Will. A codicil is simply a piece of paper setting out the one specific change. It would be very

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Elder Abuse

Elder abuse is defined as an act or omission that causes harm to a senior or jeopardizes his or her health or welfare. Elder abuse can take place in the home, in a residential setting, or in the community. The perpetrator can be a stranger, caregiver, or family member, but studies show that abuse usually

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Where Should I keep my original Will?

Your original Will should be kept somewhere safe and accessible, when it will be needed. A copy should be kept in a personal file and you should let your executor know where to find it. Contrary to popular belief your safety deposit box is not the safest place. Most financial institutions will require court authority

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COVID-19 Communiques

March 30, 2020 (Litigation clients) To Our Valued Clients We hope you and your family are keeping safe and well. As you may have heard, last week’s announcement by the provincial government has deemed lawyers to be considered an “essential service”. We continue to be open and available albeit with a modified work routine.  Accordingly,

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Checklist: Executor’s Duties

Being an executor is an important obligation not to be taken lightly. There are many duties that are necessary. Initial Work The Estate Trustee or executor’s first steps are to make funeral/burial arrangements, obtain the Funeral Director’s Proof of Death and deceased’s identification, bank and credit cards, Last Will (any codicils), valuables needing safekeeping, notify

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