All About Estates

Month: February 2011

Total 19 Posts

John M. Hodgson, Q.C.

John Hodgson, Q.C. remembered

Continue Reading

So What Is Elder Law Anyway?

The progress of elder law in Canada remains slow in face of a certain amount of healthy scepticism. Is elder law a ‘real’ area of law or just a new way to market legal services to older adults and their families?

Continue Reading


A death benefit is an amount you receive after a person’s death in recognition the deceased person’s employment service.

How does it get taxed?

Continue Reading

Eeny, Meeny, Miney, Mo, Who Will Get Your Kids After You Go…

This is a question that plagues parents when they do their Wills – often to the point that they don’t actually do their Wills. Perhaps knowing what the effect of including a guardianship clause in a Will is, parents wouldn’t let this issue stymie the completion of their Wills.

Continue Reading

Caregiver Tax Credit (CTC), Disability Tax Credit (DTC): Do I Qualify?

Caregiver Tax Credit (CTC), Disability Tax Credit (DTC): Do I Qualify? Growing older with a disability raises questions for parents and adult children alike. For many parents raising a child with special needs, they worry who will look after their adult child when they are no longer capable.

Continue Reading

My Digital Afterlife

Digital estate law and wills that address our online footprints are in their infancy, to put it mildly. Just wait. It’s coming. This will be a whole new sub-genre of estate law

Continue Reading