Jasmine Sweatman Archive

Email: jasmine@sweatmanlaw.com

Site: http://www.sweatmanlaw.com

About: At Sweatman Law all members of the firm understand that dealing with estate and trust issues can be emotionally difficult and is for most of our clients the first time dealing with lawyers and the process. We are particularly sensitive to and aim to achieve the best and right approach to your matter with the objective of getting that solution to maximize the result as effectively and efficiently as possible. Out of court alternatives and practical solutions are always considered. We listen.

LCO Simplified Procedure for Small Estates project

Friday, September 19th, 2014

Yesterday the Law Commission of Ontario released its Consultation Paper in its Simplified Procedures for Small Estates project (a project I with other members of the bar have been involved with). The Simplified Procedures for Small Estates project is looking at whether a simplified process for the administration (i.e. probate) ...

Changes to the Rules of Professional Conduct

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

On October 1 the new Rules of Professional Conduct come into effect. As well as rule changes affecting the practice of law generally, there are also specific rule changes relevant to lawyers practising estates and trusts. The new rule 3.4-37 requires a lawyer who drafts a will containing a clause requiring ...

The Ongoing Debate – Assisted Suicide in Canada

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

On August 20, 2014 CNN published an article about “suicide tourism” in Switzerland and a paper published in the Journal of Medical Ethics about the number of people who visit Switzerland to commit suicide with the assistance of a doctor. According to the article by CNN the paper indicates Switzerland ...