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Rachel Vanessa Radley Lawyer

Rachel Vanessa Radley

VERIFIED
Divorce & Family Law
Because Family is Important to You and Me

Rachel has more than 13 years of family law experience and has advocated for her clients at all court levels in Ontario including the Court of Justice... (more)

Angela B. Mbuagbaw Lawyer

Angela B. Mbuagbaw

VERIFIED
Divorce & Family Law, Immigration, Real Estate

Angela Mbuagbaw proudly serves Toronto, ON and the neighboring communities in the areas of Divorce and Family Law, Immigration, and Real Estate law.

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800-908-6680

Christopher  Achkar Lawyer

Christopher Achkar

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Lawsuit & Dispute, Employment, Business, Civil & Human Rights

Christopher works with both employees and employers regarding all their employment law needs, including human rights and business litigation issues. ... (more)

Michael  Deverett Lawyer

Michael Deverett

Litigation, Family Law, Wills & Probate, Trusts
Full service law firm with focus on estate and family litigation

Deverett Law Offices provides full legal services. Since 1984, we have assisted our clients with estate and family litigation, estate administration, ... (more)

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800-854-2281

Salvatore  Grillo Lawyer

Salvatore Grillo

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Accident & Injury, Personal Injury, Car Accident, Wrongful Death
Strategic, Determined & Trial-Ready

After graduating from Osgoode Hall Law School and briefly exploring a partnership with former classmates, Salvatore Grillo recognized his passion for ... (more)

Jillian Micole Siskind Lawyer

Jillian Micole Siskind

VERIFIED
Lawsuit & Dispute, Administrative Law, Real Estate, Litigation, Construction

Jillian Siskind graduated from Simon Fraser University in 1996 with a B.A., the University of Ottawa in 2000 with an LL.B / J.D (cum laude). She then ... (more)

David  Costa Lawyer

David Costa

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Business, Municipal, Real Estate, Criminal

Mr. David Costa is the founding member of Costa Law Firm. Within a short period of time David generated a client base that recognizes his unique abil... (more)

Olu  Ogunniyi Lawyer

Olu Ogunniyi

VERIFIED
Civil & Human Rights, Real Estate, Business, Litigation, Lawsuit & Dispute

Mr. Ogunniyi is qualified as a barrister and solicitor in Ontario (2002), Nigeria (1992) and admitted as a Solicitor in England and Wales (1998). H... (more)

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800-261-5280

Mihkel  Holmberg Lawyer

Mihkel Holmberg

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Corporate, Wills & Probate, Trusts, Wills

Mihkel Holmberg’s practice encompasses a broad range of business practice including the purchase and sale of businesses, corporate and commercial le... (more)

Jonathan  Kleiman Lawyer

Jonathan Kleiman

VERIFIED
Business, Business Organization, Contract, Corporate, Real Estate
Business and Small Claims Court Lawyer in Toronto

I am looking forward to seeing how I can help you. Don’t hesitate to call!

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800-838-1871

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LEGAL TERMS

GENERATION-SKIPPING TRANSFER TAX

A federal tax imposed on money placed in a generation-skipping trust. Currently, there is a $1 million exemption to the GSTT; that is, each person may leave $1 ... (more...)
A federal tax imposed on money placed in a generation-skipping trust. Currently, there is a $1 million exemption to the GSTT; that is, each person may leave $1 million in a generation-skipping trust free of this tax. The GSST is imposed when the middle-generation beneficiaries die and the property is transferred to the third-generation beneficiaries. Every dollar over $1 million is subject to the highest existing estate tax rate--currently 55%--at the time the GSTT tax is applied.

ADMINISTRATION (OF AN ESTATE)

The court-supervised distribution of the probate estate of a deceased person. If there is a will that names an executor, that person manages the distribution. I... (more...)
The court-supervised distribution of the probate estate of a deceased person. If there is a will that names an executor, that person manages the distribution. If not, the court appoints someone, who is generally known as the administrator. In some states, the person is called the 'personal representative' in either instance.

PETITION

A formal written request made to a court, asking for an order or ruling on a particular matter. For example, if you want to be appointed conservator for an elde... (more...)
A formal written request made to a court, asking for an order or ruling on a particular matter. For example, if you want to be appointed conservator for an elderly relative, you must file a petition with a court. See also complaint.

ABATEMENT

A reduction. After a death, abatement occurs if the deceased person didn't leave enough property to fulfill all the bequests made in the will and meet other exp... (more...)
A reduction. After a death, abatement occurs if the deceased person didn't leave enough property to fulfill all the bequests made in the will and meet other expenses. Gifts left in the will are cut back in order to pay taxes, satisfy debts or take care of other gifts that are given priority under law or by the will itself.

INHERITANCE TAXES

Taxes some states impose on people or organizations who inherit property from a deceased person's estate. The taxes are based on the value of the inherited prop... (more...)
Taxes some states impose on people or organizations who inherit property from a deceased person's estate. The taxes are based on the value of the inherited property.

SPECIFIC BEQUEST

A specific item of property that is left to a named beneficiary under a will. If the person who made the will no longer owns the property when he dies, the bequ... (more...)
A specific item of property that is left to a named beneficiary under a will. If the person who made the will no longer owns the property when he dies, the bequest fails. In other words, the beneficiary cannot substitute a similar item in the estate. Example: If John leaves his 1954 Mercedes to Patti, and when John dies the 1954 Mercedes is long gone, Patti doesn't receive John's current car or the cash equivalent of the Mercedes. See ademption.

PROPERTY CONTROL TRUST

Any trust that imposes limits or controls over the rights of trust beneficiaries. These trusts include (1) special needs trusts designed to assist people who ha... (more...)
Any trust that imposes limits or controls over the rights of trust beneficiaries. These trusts include (1) special needs trusts designed to assist people who have special physical, emotional or other requirements, (2) spendthrift trusts designed to prevent a beneficiary from wasting the trust principal; and (3) sprinkling trusts that allow the trustee to decide how to distribute trust income or principal among the beneficiaries.

LIFE INSURANCE

A contract in which an insurance company agrees to pay money to a designated beneficiary upon the death of the policy holder. In exchange, the policyholder pays... (more...)
A contract in which an insurance company agrees to pay money to a designated beneficiary upon the death of the policy holder. In exchange, the policyholder pays a regularly scheduled fee, known as the insurance premiums. The purpose of life insurance is to provide financial support to those who survive the policyholder, such as family members or business partners. When the policyholder dies, the insurance proceeds pass to the beneficiaries free of probate, though they are counted for federal estate tax purposes. group life insurance Life insurance available through an employer or association that covers participating employees and members under one master insurance policy. Most group life insurance policies are term insurance policies, that terminate when the member or employee reaches a certain age or leaves the organization and do not accumulate any cash surrender value. term life insurance No-frills life insurance, with neither cash surrender value nor loan value (an amount that can be used as collateral for a loan). Term life insurance provides a pre-set amount of coverage if the policyholder dies during the period of time specified in the policy. Policyholders usually have the option to renew at the end of the term for the period of years specified in the policy. Unlike whole life insurance, premiums generally increase as the insured person gets older and the risk of death increases.universal life insurance A type of whole life insurance that offers some additional features and advantages. Like whole life insurance, universal life insurance accumulates cash value through investment of the premium payments. The unique feature of universal life insurance is that it has variable premiums, benefits and payment schedules, all of which are tied to market interest rates and the performance of the investment portfolio. Also, universal life plicies normally provide you with more consumer information. For example, you are told how much of your policy payments goes for insurance company overhead expenses, reserves and policy proceed payments, and how much is retained and invested for your savings. This information isn't usually provided with whole life policies.variable life insurance A type of whole life insurance in which the amount of death benefits varies, depending on the performance of investments. The insurance company places some or all of the fixed premium payments into an investment account; some companies let the insured person decide how the money is invested. The policyholder bears the risk of investment losses, though there is a guaranteed minimum benefit payment. One benefit of variable insurance is that interest and dividend income from the investment account is not taxed until it is paid out to the policyholder.variable universal life insurance A type of whole life insurance that provides greater potential for financial gain--and brings greater risks. Like universal life insurance, variable universal life insurance offers flexible premiums, payment schedules and benefits. But variable universal life policies are riskier because the premiums are invested in stocks, rather than more predictable money market accounts and bonds. Also called universal variable life insurance.whole life insurance Life insurance that provides coverage for the entire life of the policyholder, who pays the same fixed premium throughout his or her life. The policy builds up cash reserves that may be paid out to the policyholder when he or she surrenders or partially surrenders the policy or uses the cash reserves to fund low-interest loans. The annual increase in the cash value of the policy is not taxed. If the policyholder surrenders the policy, a portion of the payment is not taxable. Also called straight life insurance or ordinary life insurance.

WILL

A document in which you specify what is to be done with your property when you die and name your executor. You can also use your will to name a guardian for you... (more...)
A document in which you specify what is to be done with your property when you die and name your executor. You can also use your will to name a guardian for your young children.