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To probate…… or not to probate? This is the real question

What exactly is probate? If you live in Ontario the term probate has been changed to “Certificate of Appointment of Estate Trustee” (I believe the government thought that this new [...]

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Now hiring……Position: Executor

When preparing an estate plan there are many aspects to consider: Updating your will, updating your power of attorney for both personal care and property, tax planning, financial planning, legacy [...]

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Too young to think about estate planning

So here it is…..I am going to admit to my age. I am 36 years old, some would say this is a young pup. If you were to ask my daughters they would say that I am “old” I guess age [...]

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What if I don’t want to be an Executor??

There are many ways and processes to apply for a job. In general, when applying for a job we have some previous experience or formal education for the position we are applying for. If you are [...]

What is the difference between a Power of Attorney (property) and an Executor?

This is a topic that comes up a lot, I will be at an event and the topic of what I do comes up and the next words I hear are….”oh, yeah I am my (insert family member relationship) [...]

3 benefits of Estate Planning

For a long time I put off my estate plan and any type of conversation that had to do with planning my legacy.  If you had asked me, I would have preferred to go to the gym and awkwardly run on [...]

Thinking about handwriting your will?

I have to admit, I did this once….I hand-wrote my own will the night before leaving on a big trip overseas.  I am pretty certain at the time (this was many years ago) that I had no clue [...]

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I am an Executor….now what?!?!

When someone finds out that they have been named as an executor for a loved one’s estate, the first thing you may feel is very honored to be have been trusted to handle such an important [...]