Blog - Estates & Trusts

What is Estate Litigation?

Estates & Trusts | November 19, 2020

Since legal issues surrounding estates can often be time consuming and combative, hiring a wills, trusts, and estates lawyer to handle your case will help ensure that the entire process...

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Use and Abuse of Powers of Attorney

Estates & Trusts, Wills | November 18, 2020 | Written by Emily Anderson

A Power of Attorney appoints a trusted individual (your “attorney”) to stand in your shoes for legal and financial purposes. Your attorney may enter contracts on your behalf (including contracts...

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Reasons to Hire a Probate Lawyer

Estates & Trusts, Wills | November 12, 2020

Since the legal issues surrounding death can be extremely complex, hiring a probate lawyer will ensure that you are able to settle an estate as quickly and as smoothly as...

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Alter Ego Trusts

Estates & Trusts | October 1, 2020 | Written by Howard Wiens

A Primer on Alter Ego Trusts and Joint Partner Trusts First, let’s start by saying that Alter Ego Trusts (“AETs”) and Joint Partner Trusts (“JPTs”) are essentially the same thing,...

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What is a trust, and when is it useful?

Estates & Trusts, Trusts | September 16, 2020 | Written by Emily Anderson

The ABC’s of Trusts Put very simply, a trust is an interest in property. More particularly, a trust is an equitable or beneficial right or title to property, real or...

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What is an Advanced Care Plan?

Estates & Trusts, Wills | June 3, 2020 | Written by Emily Anderson

An Advanced Care Plan is an umbrella term to describe the legal framework of your end-of-life care planning. There are several options available to you to create a plan for...

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What is a Power of Attorney?

Estates & Trusts, Wills | May 20, 2020 | Written by Emily Anderson

What is a Power of Attorney? A Power of Attorney is a legal document that allows you to give legal authority to a trusted person (your “attorney”) to manage your...

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What is Probate all about anyway?

Estates & Trusts, Wills | May 5, 2020 | Written by Howard Wiens

For the average person, one of the most common mysteries in the legal world that touches just about everyone is the concept of “probate”. Most people know that it has...

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Taking Care In a COVID-19 World

COVID-19, Estates & Trusts, Wills | April 22, 2020 | Written by Lorne Welwood

For the past couple of months, not a day goes by without us all hearing or reading numerous messages urging us to take particular precautions to care for our own...

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What is an Estate Planning Attorney?

Estates & Trusts | June 13, 2019

Understanding what an estate planning attorney is and what they can do for you will help you make an informed decision about whether or not hiring an estate planning attorney...

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