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 ...

Specificity Matters: Defining “Children” and “Issue” for Estate Planning Purposes

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

In a previous blog, I wrote about the need for specificity when drafting provisions that include a "spouse" of a particular person as a potential beneficiary of an estate or trust.  Attention is also needed to ensure that when a Will refers to terms such as "children" or "issue", the persons ...