Archive for the ‘Guardianship’ Category

Young Carers: The Canadian Version

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Statistics Canada released last week (Sept 24, 2014) the latest data on Young Canadians providing care. This information uses data from the 2012 General Social Survey on Caregiving and Care Receiving. In 2012, 27% of young Canadians between the ages of 15 and 29 provided some form of care to ...

POWERS OF ATTORNEY AND ALTER EGO TRUSTS

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

My fellow bloggers and I have written in the past about the ins and outs of legitimate probate fee avoidance arrangements available to a testator. These arrangements include an intervivos transfer of assets such as alter-ego trusts. Care and advice must be taken to ensure that the transfer of assets ...

Testamentary Custody

Monday, June 30th, 2014

I was recently asked how parents can ensure that the guardian of their choice takes custody of their minor child or children in the event that both parents die simultaneously. In Ontario, parents (or any other person with custody of the child) can nominate someone to assume custody of their ...