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Clear wording can stop a will challenge

Clarity is critical when it comes to drafting a will.   Beneficiaries don’t always agree on what particular words or phrases in a will mean – Ontario’s Superior Court hears will challenge every day based on these kinds of arguments.   Sadly, the wasted time and eye-watering expense associated with this kind

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Power of Attorney for Property

5 Reasons You Need a Power of Attorney for Property

Power of Attorney (POA) documents are incredibly important. Without them, should you no longer be mentally or physically capable of making decisions on your own, the courts and/or governments determine what happens to you and your property, and who gets to make those decisions. In a previous post, we looked

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The Perils of Do-It-Yourself Wills

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

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12 Reasons to get a Will and Power of Attorney

On the first day of Christmas, your favourite lawyer gave to you 12 reasons to get a Will and POA:  It’s never been easier: During the pandemic, Wills can even be witnessed online.  Take control: You decide who gets your property…and who doesn’t! Otherwise, it’s essentially the government who decides,

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Bring big-city mindset to rural real estate deals

Don’t skimp on your legal due diligence when buying your dream home in the country.   Homebuyers have always known that they can get a much bigger bang for their buck the further they’re prepared to travel from the city.   But the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic appears to have spurred more Torontonians

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