My parents are aging. I heard that putting assets into joint ownership will make things simpler when they pass on. Is that true?

We are often asked if elderly parents should put their money into joint bank accounts with their adult children or transfer their real estate into a joint tenancy with one or more of their adult children.  

I wrote a simple Will to ensure that everything passes to my loved ones. That should be enough, shouldn’t it?

We often hear people say that all they want is a simple Will.  There is real danger in that type of thinking. 

Ontario sets national standard for concussion safety

Ontario sets national standard for concussion safety

My mother died. Her bank says I need probate before I can access her accounts. What is probate and why does the bank think I need it?

My mother died.  Her bank says I need probate before I can access her accounts.  What is probate and why does the bank think I need it?
 

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What if my signature is very difficult to do now?

What if my signature is very difficult to do now?

I don’t have a computer, does that matter?

I don’t have a computer, does that matter?

Do you make house calls for wills and powers of attorney?

Do you make house calls for wills and powers of attorney?

Is there a distinction between the politics and law of sexual harassment?

Is there a distinction between the politics and law of sexual harassment?

I own cottage property and just discovered that I planted a row of evergreen trees on my neighbour’s property. Can I claim adverse possession of my neighbour’s land?

I own cottage property and just discovered that I planted a row of evergreen trees on my neighbour’s property. Can I claim adverse possession of my neighbour’s land?