Bureaucracy to blame for thousands of Canadians struggling with estate laws, seniors' advocate says

"The Ministry of Transportation said it had to be put in my name before we could donate it. So I can't even donate it. Can't sell it. Can't scrap it."

Posted:
September 10, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

September 10: Wills & Estates: How the Law Affects You Part 2*

When: Monday, September 10, 2018, 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Learn why having a will and powers of attorney are important for you and your loved ones, what the law in Ontario says, and how it affects you, your family, and your estates. 

Posted:
August 21, 2018
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September 26: Elder Law Issues

When: Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Where: Lillian H. Smith Branch, Toronto Public Library, 239 College Street, Toronto, ON  M5T 1R5

Presentations will address a variety of considerations, different forms of elder abuse, legal rights, and ways a lawyer can help you and your family. 

Posted:
June 19, 2018
Article source:
Ontario Bar Association (OBA)

May 22: Learn about Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney and Estate Administration, Kingston

Where: Calvin Park Branch, Kingston Frontenac Public Library, 88 Wright Crescent, Kingston, ON

Posted:
May 17, 2018
Article source:
Ontario Bar Association (OBA)

May 26: Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney & Estate Planning, Kingston

When: Saturday, May 26, 2018, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Where: Isabel Turner Branch, Community Room (Rooms A & B), 935 Gardiners Road, Kingston K7M 9A9

The seminar will focus on reasons you should conduct estate planning and will highlight some of the most common drafting and planning pitfalls you can avoid when preparing wills.

Posted:
May 09, 2018
Article source:
Ontario Bar Association (OBA)

Durham Community Legal Clinic Spring 2018 Newsletter

Topics in this issue include: New location and new hub, CICB, domestic violence, workplace mental stress, Ontario's new standard lease, ODSP, spousal relationships and social assistance.

Posted:
May 09, 2018
Article source:
Durham Community Legal Clinic

LCO Launches Consultation Survey to Hear About Your Experiences

The Law Commission of Ontario has launched a survey to hear about the experiences faced by all Ontarians when dealing with and navigating through the last stages of life.

Posted:
March 05, 2018
Article source:
Law Commission of Ontario

Stealing from mom and dad: Why power-of-attorney abuse is soaring - and so easy to get away with

“One of the fastest growing crimes against seniors is POA abuse,” says De Graaf, who chairs the local chapter of a group called Seniors and Law Enforcement Together chapter.

Posted:
February 20, 2018
Article source:
Macleans Magazine

February 27: Wills and Estates: How the Law Affects You

When: Tuesday, February 27, 2018, 7 p.m.

Where: Hamilton Public Library, Turner Park Branch, 352 Rymal Road East, Hamilton

An Ontario Bar Association lawyer member with experience in wills and estates law will share information about Ontario law and how it affects you, your family, and your estates.

Posted:
February 14, 2018
Article source:
Ontario Bar Association (OBA)

January 31: Consumer's Financial Rights: Investing and Life Insurance - Law at the Library, Ottawa

This session is part of Ottawa Public Library's Law at the Library Series provided by the Ontario Bar Association.

Posted:
January 19, 2018
Article source:
Ottawa Public Library / Bibliothèque publique d'Ottawa