Setting up a family trust

I recently met with my accountant to have my tax return prepared – and he told me that I should consider having a family trust established in order to save some tax in future years.   He suggested that I speak with a tax lawyer.   How can I go about having a family trust set up?

I am the caregiver of a loved one, who has assured me that I will be taken care of when he or she passes on? Will that promise hold up?

Anyone can make a claim after a person has passed on that the deceased person made a verbal commitment of benevolence towards them. 

Should I act as a surety?

Like the phone-a-friend option on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, you may be on someone’s short list in an emergency – except this time instead of helping your friend win money, you are putting your own finances on the line.

I was hit by a car while biking and was injured. I don’t own a car and don’t have car insurance. What can I do?

Although you may not have your own automobile policy, you can still access no-fault benefits, also known as Statutory Accident Benefits (SABS), because you were injured in a motor vehicle accident.

Pool Parties and the Risk of Lawsuits: Read Before Hosting Your Next Get-together

Pool season is fast approaching and if you are like me, you love having friends, family, and colleagues over for parties around the pool.

What can I do if I am not getting my inheritance when I should?

My parent just died.  My brother and I don’t really get along that well and he is the executor of the estate. 

Pool Safety

Pool Parties and the Risk of Lawsuits: Read Before Hosting Your Next Get-together     

What can I do if I am not getting my inheritance when I should?

My parent just died.  My brother and I don’t really get along that well and he is the executor of the estate. 

Rising damage awards make HRTO a good option

Increasing damage awards shows the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO) is becoming an increasingly viable option for victims of sexual assault seeking civil redress,

Tax Planning

I am getting remarried next month – and my accountant told me that, unless I get some tax planning advice and act on it, my children from my first marriage and my new spouse could end up at loggerheads when I die.  The accountant suggested that I speak with a tax lawyer.  How could tax planning assist me?