Archive for the ‘Wills’ Category

Memorial Jewellery – From Ashes to Diamonds?

Monday, September 19th, 2011

After cremation, most people think of ashes being “sprinkled,” held in an urn, or interred. One client recently told me she noticed an advertisement for what struck her as an odd but interesting service – the creation of jewellery from the ashes or hair of a loved one. Out of ...

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 ...