The Perils of Do-It-Yourself Wills

Have you ever thought about using an online service to write a will instead of hiring a lawyer to draft one for you? After all, dozens of websites offer to make will-writing fast and easy so maybe you’re asking yourself, how bad can it be? Bad. We knew of a man who decided to save [...]

By |2019-09-03T15:20:50+00:00September 1st, 2018|

5 Bad Things That Could Happen if You Die Without a Will

Do you know what happens if you die without a will? Here’s the story of one family who learned the hard way. In this family, the grandmother (who had a will) died. While the estate was being settled, her adult daughter died, leaving behind three children in their early 20s. When the daughter died, her [...]

By |2019-09-03T15:21:04+00:00July 30th, 2018|

5 more reasons you need to write a will now

January has come and gone but we’re still going on about the New Year’s resolution that should have been at the top of the list for at least half of Canadians — to write a will. And now that it’s February, it’s time to get on it, preferably before you take that next trip (March [...]

By |2019-09-03T18:12:56+00:00February 1st, 2018|

Don’t break this New Year’s resolution: Write a will

A resolution to write a will.  With the holidays done and gone, it’s now that time of year — the time to buckle down and get on with fulfilling those New Year’s resolutions. You know the ones where we all resolve to go to the gym every day, lose 10 pounds and maybe even call [...]

By |2019-09-03T18:26:19+00:00January 9th, 2018|

What happens when you die without a will

A will is one of the three most important documents every person should have (the other two being a Power of Attorney for Property and a Power of Attorney for Personal Care). And yet, almost half of Canadians don’t have one. Dying without a will is the safest way to ensure that you have absolutely [...]

By |2019-09-03T18:27:16+00:00October 1st, 2017|

Getting legal documents in order gives seniors peace of mind

With an aging population, it’s important to get your legal documents in order — and the earlier, the better, says Toronto wills and estates lawyer Lisa Laredo. For the first time in history, statistics show that seniors comprise a bigger share of Canada’s population than children, she tells “If you lose mental capacity, you [...]

By |2019-11-29T17:39:49+00:00September 22nd, 2017|