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 ...

When It Rains, Use An Umbrella

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

Last week’s Globe and Mail (July 5, 2011) had an interesting article on estate insurance. It discussed the trend that estate holdings have become more complicated as amounts are often larger and investments diverse. This is especially so for those older individuals who lived through the depression and didn’t spend ...