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Royalty and World-Wide Assets

This Blog was written by: Alicia Mossington (Godin), Estate and Trust Consultant, Scotia Wealth Management  The British royal family has been in the news frequently over the past 18 months: from the deaths of Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth II to the crowning of King Charles and the release of Prince…

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ESTATE PLANNING AND THE GREAT WIDE WORLD

This Blog was written by Emily Racine, Estate and Trust Consultant with Scotia Wealth Management  When it comes to estate planning, the cases where all property and beneficiaries can be found within a 10km radius are increasingly becoming few and far between. More and more estates cross not only provincial…

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Chinese New Year – A time to celebrate, plan and eat!

This blog was written by Jean Yong, Associate Estate and Trust Consultant with Scotia Wealth Management Chinese culture boasts a long and rich history. It is one of the world’s oldest cultures dating back thousands of years and includes a set of social norms and beliefs shared to a varying…

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Investing Prudently in Trusts for Dependents with Disabilities

Like so many other things, continuing care and living costs are on the rise. Whether you are a Henson Trust Trustee or a Discretionary Inheritance Trust Trustee, the onus to prudently manage investments is more crucial than ever. It is also imperative that investment plans fit the circumstances of the…

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Can a trustee demand financial information from a beneficiary?

This Blog was written by: Alicia Mossington (Godin), Estate and Trust Consultant, Scotia Wealth Management  A trustee is responsible for carrying out the terms of a trust. Choosing the right trustee is essential to the success of any estate plan but it is also incredibly helpful to give them tools and…

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Royalties She Wrote: Angela Lansbury, Jessica Fletcher and literary executors

This Blog was written by Jane Martin, Scotia Wealth Management The recent passing of Angela Lansbury has me engulfed in an impromptu “Murder She Wrote” festival, and like any good estate planning professional (tell me I am not alone in this), I’ve been thinking about whether fictional Jessica Fletcher had her…

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More than the estate you leave behind

This blog was written by Justin Ecclestone, Estate and Trust Consultant with Scotia Wealth Management  In the estate planning world we come across people from many different walks of life with unique stories. I have noticed that clients tend to focus all their attention on the will while the powers…

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LEAVING A LEGACY FOR YOUR CHILDREN: SHIFTING PRIORITIES OVER TIME

This Blog was written by Emily Racine, Estate and Trust Consultant with Scotia Wealth Management  As an estate planner, I can divide the people that I see into two types of clients – clients who want to spend all their money before they die and clients whose major concern is…

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“Death and Taxes”

This Blog was written by: Kristie Smith, Estate and Trust Consultant, Scotia Wealth Management  As we have all heard many times in the estate planning community, and as Benjamin Franklin famously remarked, nothing is certain but death and taxes. From the Covid era and then ‘back to normal’; from Elizabeth…

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NEWMAN’S OWN FOUNDATION – NOT NEWMAN’S OWN INTENTIONS?

This blog was written by Danna Fichtenbaum Headlines were abuzz last week detailing claims issued in Connecticut state court by two of the daughters (the “Daughters”) of Paul Newman – actor and creator of the Newman’s Own food brand – that Newman’s philanthropic endeavour, Newman’s Own Foundation (the “Foundation”), is…

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