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...

Leave A Legacy Before The Will Is Read

If you are fortunate enough to have earned – or inherited – more than you need to live out your definition of the “good life,” you’ll have the opportunity to decide where and how to direct the funds left unspent. It is common to leave an inheritance to family members...

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