Introduction to Will & Estate Planning

last will and testament documents

Why Having a Will is Important To understand why will and estate planning is important, let’s begin by sharing a reference we will likely recall seeing on the news several years ago. The famous musician, Prince, was rumoured to have died without a will.[1] Ironically, while he was alive he took great care of maintaining […]

Entrusting Financial Decisions in a Power of Attorney

Who is going to make decisions for you if you can’t? In situations where you are alive but unable to look after yourself, other people will need to make decisions for you. They may take part in deciding: what kind of medical treatments you receive where you live what kind of clothes you wear what […]

Why we need to plan for serious illness, not end-of-life

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We all need to start doing advance serious illness planning (not traditional advance care planning) right now. Like many Canadians, these past 20 odd months have forced me to reflect more on my health, the health of my family, and the health of the health care system. I see how the pandemic brought tremendous change […]

Preparing for Future Periods of Incapacitation

Many people plan for their death by creating a will, and prepaying for their funeral. But what is less common is planning for the possibility of becoming incapacitated. However, planning for incapacitation is just as important. If one fails to plan, it can cause a lot of strife and conflict amongst their loved ones. Legal […]