News in Wills and Estates
Steps to Justice provides comprehensive and reliable information on everyday legal problems related to family, housing, employment and other areas of law.
Stepstojustice.ca aims to provide reliable answers to common legal questions and problems. 'It’s sort of like an FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) of law,' says Paul Schabas, the treasurer of the Law Society of Upper Canada.
The Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) released two papers today in their series of commissioned research from external experts across Canada, part of their project, Improving the Last Stages of Life.
When: Monday, December 19, 2016, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Where: Huron/Perth Community Legal Clinic, 59 Lorne Ave East, Stratford, ON
To Register: Call (519) 271-4556, ext. 29 OR e-mail email@example.com
Who will look after your affairs if you become mentally incapable? Come and learn about Powers of Attorney for Personal Care and Powers of Attorney for Property.
At what point, if ever, is one free to dispose of property as one sees fit, without being obliged to support children or spouses who we feel are undeserving?
Topics in the summer 2016 edition of La Chronique juridique (in French only) include Legal Aid Ontario eligibility threshold increase, minimum wage increase, and tips and gratuities.
From an opinion article in The Georgia Straight - "I do not support Bill C-14 in its present state because I do not think that the final version of the bill reflects the intent of the Supreme Court of Canada's ruling on physician-assisted death (Carter case) nor do I think that it serves the patient's best interests."
A little-known aspect of Ontario's outdated estate law is a sleeper issue for people who have no idea that an aging parent might unwittingly disinherit them.
In a look at what might happen to the estate of a person who dies without a will, this CTV News article references CLEO's publication, Separation and Divorce or Death of a Spouse.
When: Tuesday, April 26, 2016, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. (English), 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. (French)
Where: Ottawa Public Library, Main Branch, 120 Metcalfe Street, room B125
The session covers types, how to prepare, and cost of preparing POA, responsibilities of attorneys, and consequences of not having a POA prepared in case of incapacitation.