Estate Trustee’s Duties: Funeral Arrangements and Disposition of the Body

It’s important to know that including burial and funeral arrangements in your Will does not make them legally binding. An estate trustee has many important duties including making funeral and burial arrangements for the deceased. While there are no property rights to a human body, an estate trustee has a right to possession of the […]

COVID-19: Remote Commissioning

COVID-19 has impacted nearly every aspect of our community including changes to our legal system. One of which is remote commissioning. Commissioning is the process whereby a commissioner, such as a lawyer, takes an oath or declaration from a person (the deponent) who signs a sworn document such as an affidavit. The deponent must swear […]

Why You Need a Power of Attorney for Property

What is a Power of Attorney for Property? A Power of Attorney for Property is a written document in which you (the “Grantor”) appoint another person (the “Attorney”) to act on your behalf. Through a Power of Attorney for Property you grant your Attorney the legal authority to make decisions on your behalf relating to […]

When Should You Update your Will?

While most people believe that a Will is something that you prepare once and then forget about, in fact your Will is affected by what is happening in your life and should be reviewed and updated when significant changes in your life occur. Some events that may have occurred since you last prepared a Will […]