Forgotten Bank Accounts

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Sometimes we come across “unclaimed balances” including deposit account, bank drafts, certified cheques, deposit receipts, money orders, GICs, term deposits, credit card balances, or traveller's cheques. Where there has been no activity regarding an “ unclaimed balance” for a period of 10 years and the owner cannot be contacted the financial institution ...

Do you have a power of attorney? OBA initiates campaign.

Monday, April 7th, 2014

The Ontario Bar Association (OBA) is starting a public education initiative called Make a POA Month for April.  This initiative is in conjunction with Trillium’s Be a Donor campaign. The aim is to educate the public on the benefits of making a power of attorney and similar to the Make a ...

Revival of a Will

Friday, March 28th, 2014

Sometimes we forget the little things.  In being asked the question, can I revive a will that I have revoked, reminds us of those forgotten things.  This question led to a review of Section 19 of the SLRA which provides: 19.(1)A will or part of a will that has been in ...