When someone close to you passes away, it is an emotional and overwhelming time in your life. While you are dealing with your grief, there are several practical and sometimes complicated matters that need attention: funeral arrangements, obtaining death certificates, obtaining a copy of the will, probate, valuing and distributing personal belongings, preparing home for […]
Marriage & Wills….what you should know
Changes in Canadian demographics and the resulting increase in instances of divorce and second marriages highlight the importance of revisiting your estate plan following a major life event to ensure your intentions are properly implemented upon your death. In Ontario, the Succession Law Reform Act provides that a Will is automatically revoked by marriage, subject […]
Cremation Myths Dispelled
People often ask… Do you have clothes on when you are cremated? Usually. Your funeral director will take your direction. If there has been a traditional funeral, with visiting, casket and deceased present; then the person goes to the crematorium in whatever they were dressed in. Jewelry, glasses and other items that should not be […]
St. Joseph’s Community Support Services for Seniors
For most of us, being able to stay in our own home for as long as possible is a dearly held value. However, for many frail seniors, or those living with dementia, continuing to live at home can become challenging for them and, often times, their loved ones as well. St. Joseph’s Health Centre Guelph […]
Are you keeping secrets?
This might seem like a funny question, you might be wondering what kind of secrets I am trying to find out about, or that I am digging around and being nosey! I am asking about your personal affairs, your financial documents, your health care wishes…. are you keeping secrets when it comes to that part […]
Introducing the Guelph Estate Planning Council!
Welcome to the very first Guelph Estate Planning Council article. As a group that was formed in early 2018, we are excited to formally announce our council’s arrival in the Royal City. Now as a reader, I am sure you are wondering “What exactly is the Guelph Estate Planning Council?” You might also be wondering […]