Archive for the ‘Spouse’ Category

“Birds do it, bees do it, even educated fleas do it. Let’s do it, let’s fall in love.” (Cole Porter)

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

With Valentine’s day behind us, romance and sex continue to be alive and well. The baby boomers are getting older and while 60 has become the new 40, and 75 the new 60, healthy sex continues to be a favorite topic. However it may still be a subject ...

Proceed with caution when planning to reduce probate fees

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

Much has been written about steps to reduce probate fees arising on death. The commentary will often caution the reader about the importance of balancing the costs of probate planning with the benefits. A common probate planning tip is to hold assets jointly, with right of survivorship, so ...

Interrelation of Family Law and Estate Planning

Friday, September 9th, 2011

With many couples, one or both spouses have had previous marriages or common law relationships.  For many reasons, these couples’ estate planning instructions are not usually the traditional “all to my spouse with a gift over to my issue”.    Spousal trusts are a popular solution, particularly when one or both ...