Did you hear the one about the waiter?

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

A recent Maclean's magazine cover story by Charlie Gillis - The Waiting Game - paints a rather sad view of the pending "great wealth transfer".  The sensationalistic cover line "Hurry Up and Die, Already" provides a less-than-subtle clue about the article's  theme.  With a number of juicy quotes from GTA estates ...

Distributing the “stuff”

Friday, February 27th, 2015

I recently listed “improperly dealing with personal effects” as one of the top 10 mistakes executors make. This prompted feedback from a couple of readers who asked me “how should personal effects be dealt with in a Will?”. While there is no one right or best way to deal with personal ...

Family feuds – mom always did love you best

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

On Sunday, November 23rd, CBC radio show, The Sunday Edition with Michael Enright, featured a segment entitled "Estates, wills and the entitled generation".  Mr. Enright welcomed two elder law experts to the show:  Jan Goddard - a well known and respected estates and elder law practitioner in Toronto - and Laura Tamblyn ...