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Delusions and Capacity

 This Blog was written by Emily Racine, Estate and Trust Consultant with Scotia Wealth Management We all know how important it is to have a valid will. Part of that validity stems from ensuring that the testator was capable and of sound mind when he or she signed the will. …

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Dancing with the Dead

This blog was written by Aathiya Bala, Associate Estate and Trust Consultant with Scotia Wealth Management   If you had the chance to see your favourite artist perform in concert after they passed away, would you attend? For many Whitney Houston fans, this is now a legitimate question to ask…

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Enduring POAs and Gathering Bank Accounts

This blog was written by Suzanne Singh A Power of Attorney is a document that can bestow a wide range of powers to a named party or parties (the Attorney) by an individual (the Donor). POAs may be special or limited in their scope, or enduring in nature where they…

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A Taxing Decision for Estate Planners

This Blog was written by Mélina Konzak, Estate and Trust Consultant, Scotiatrust  Like most new case law delivered right before the holiday season, the decision rendered by the Superior Court judgment of The Estate of Caron v. Malenfant appeared at first to be swept under the rug. However being the controversial…

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“It’s Not Fair”

This blog was written by Isabelle Cadotte – Estate and Trust Consultant with Scotia Wealth Management If you have a child, you probably hear these words uttered ad nauseam. Whether it’s because little sis got to eat her grilled cheese sandwich with the crusts cut off or big bro gets…

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The Unlikeliest of Events – A Helicopter Crash

This blog was written by Justin Ecclestone, Associate Estate and Trust Consultant with Scotia Wealth Management As a member of the Estate Consulting Team at Scotia Wealth Management, I find myself speaking with clients about how to avoid and protect against the worst-case scenarios. Let’s look at a common scenario….

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Why Plan For One When You Can Plan For Generations?

This blog was written by Alex Fournier The Trust industry has shifted its focus towards servicing the biggest market segment yet to be seen – the Baby Boomers. With the biggest intergenerational wealth transfer coming, it is the most logical course of action to undertake. In Canada alone, reports speculate that…

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Challenge Accepted: Court Challenges to Wills and Claims Against Estates

This blog was written by Isabelle Cadotte – Estate and Trust Consultant with Scotia Wealth Management As lawyers, we routinely field questions from testators about how to avoid challenges to their wills, especially where they’ve decided to leave a family member less than what they might have expected. On the…

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Fiduciary Investing Series – Don’t REIT around the bush

This blog has been written by Robert Boyd, Director, Scotiatrust Real Estate Investment Trusts, or REITs as they are commonly referred to, are companies that own real estate which generate an income. They can be a useful investment vehicle as they are often well diversified and can allow an individual…

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Fiduciary Investing Series – Powers of Attorney and Investment Portfolios

  This blog has been written by Robert Boyd, Director, Scotiatrust. When one assumes the role of power of attorney for property, it is often taken as a duty or even an honour. The fact that someone is willing to bestow the responsibility to take care of their financial affairs…

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