Should I say what is to be done with my body?

September 21st, 2020  |  Estate Planning

Fred Baur’s Story Some people get quite inventive about what is to be done with their bodies. Fred Baur, the founder of Pringles potato chips, wanted his body cremated and the ashes buried in a Pringles can. His family complied with the request, deciding on a red regular-flavour can. The ashes didn’t quite fit, so the […]

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I don’t need a will because I really care don’t what happens to my property when I die

September 14th, 2020  |  Estate Planning

Bob Marley’s Story People have many reasons for not leaving a will. Bob Marley, the Jamaican reggae star, was a very spiritual man. His Rastafarian faith taught that writing a will would show inappropriate concern with earthly matters. When he died of cancer in 1981 at the age of 31, he left an estate worth about […]

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I don’t need a will because I don’t have enough to worry about

September 10th, 2020  |  Estate Planning

Mickey Rooney’s Story Actor Mickey Rooney had a long career, starting as a toddler in vaudeville, becoming a star in the silent movie era and continuing to appear in films right up to his death in 2014 at the age of 93. Sadly, he was almost penniless when he died. Although his estate only amounted to $18,000, Mickey was determined that nothing go to […]

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Can I just make a video of my wishes?

August 31st, 2020  |  Estate Planning

Bryer Schmegelsky’s Story In the summer of 2019, people across Canada were following the story of two young fugitives from British Columbia who were on the run in the wake of three apparently random murders. Ultimately, the two young suspects were found dead by suicide. One of them, Bryer Schmegelsky, had made a video recording shortly before […]

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What about writing out my Will in my own handwriting?

August 25th, 2020  |  Estate Planning

Aretha Franklin’s Story Aretha Franklin, the singer known as the Queen of Soul, died of a pancreatic tumour in August 2018 at the age of 76, leaving an estate estimated at $80 million. It was believed that she had not made a will.  However, in May of 2019, three separate handwritten “wills” were found in […]

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I want my Will to be short and simple

August 6th, 2020  |  Estate Planning

Warren Burger’s Story Warren Burger was Chief Justice of the United States, so he knew a thing or two about the law. Unfortunately, he did not know as much about estate planning as he thought he did. He thought most wills contained far too much verbiage. He wrote his own Will, keeping it to the […]

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Care and Control – Sleeping drunk in your vehicle can have unintended consequences

March 29th, 2019  |  Criminal Law

There may be situations where an individual voluntarily drives a car while intoxicated and it may be hard to escape a conviction in that case. But what happens if the situation is more complicated? Imagine you are intoxicated and you are aware that you cannot drive your car home so you call a cab to […]

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Buying your first house? Things to consider

March 29th, 2019  |  Real Estate

Buying your first home may end up being the biggest purchase of your life. It’s not the same as going into a store and buying groceries or an appliance. There are a lot of things to consider. There are many steps involved in purchasing a home. You may want to consider using the services of an experienced […]

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