Estate Planning For Blended Families

My husband’s mother and step-father were each in their third marriage when I met them. My mother- in-law had two children from her second marriage (my husband and his brother), and my father-in-law had two children from each of his first two marriages. When my...

5 Ways To Prepare Your Executor Before You Die

We know how important it is to have an estate plan, including a will, but it’s also a good idea to have a thorough letter of guidance to your executor(s) regarding how they should go about finding your assets and dealing with them. Where do you do your day-to-day...

DIY Wills – Are They Ever A Good Idea?

56% of Canadians don’t have a signed will. What makes people avoid this necessary estate-planning document? Is it the cost?  Law firms typically charge $500 to $1000 for a basic will. Or, they just don’t have the time to get around to it.  You have to find a lawyer,...

We Who Are About To Die, Etc

Someday, you’re going to die. Thankfully, it probably won’t be at the hands of some enormous gladiator with a mace and a pet lion, but no matter how you go, take a minute right now to imagine what will happen next if you leave a spouse behind. If you’re a...

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