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How Bankruptcy Impacts Estate Planning

When preparing a Will or Power of Attorney you need to make sure that the person(s) chosen to handle the affairs of the estate can get the job done. Skills, reliability and trustworthiness are primary considerations.  Whether someone is or may be at risk of becoming bankrupt is another factor to consider. Appointment of Bankrupt as Executor: Section 9 of Manitoba’s The Trustee Act states… Read More »

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The Importance of a Power of Attorney

When people start planning for the future they most often think of getting a will drawn up to make sure that those depending on them know what their wishes are. While this is certainly an important step, it does not solve every issue. What may be equally important, if not more so, is a Power of Attorney to deal with issues while you are alive.… Read More »

Estate Planning and Probate Fees

Many people want to avoid “estate taxes”, or probate fees. Sometimes, this will be attempted by putting bank accounts or real estate into joint names, where a right of survivorship causes the asset to vest entirely in the name of the survivor (often a child) on the death of the owner of the asset. Usually this is a bad idea, with nasty unintended consequences. Doing… Read More »

Testamentary Freedom

As lawyers, we love to plan ahead and we constantly advise our clients to do so as well. This is why we like contracts, when something is decided before a conflict arises; the ability to react to that conflict is much easier. One of the key planning documents that we love is the will. This document allows you, as the testator, to direct where your… Read More »

What should you do once you are named an Executor?

A loved one has passed away and you have been named the Executor. This is an important responsibility but one that will carry stress. Knowing where to start and actually doing so can be confusing. As the executor, your first duty is to locate the deceased’s will. This will not only be the document that gives you authority to act, it will give you a… Read More »

 
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