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When a common law spouse dies without a will

Common law spouses are not treated the same as married spouses under the law and do not automatically have the same property rights. In Ontario, if a common law spouse dies intestate (dying without a will), the surviving spouse will not inherit any part of the estate.

Do i really need a will?

Q: I don’t really have that much, do I really need a will? A: Yes!

Why you should save the trouble of dying without a will

Death takes a toll on a family but dying without a will makes things worst. Here are a few bad situations that you can avoid by having a will before your departure.

What’s next for canada after the assisted suicide ruling?

The Supreme Court of Canada has unanimously ruled that the Criminal Code provision against aiding and abetting someone to commit suicide, unjustifiably violates the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

So you’re an executor, now what?

Unexpected tragedies happen to every family. Any individual can succumb to serious illness or death. Yet as difficult as these situations can be, there are responsibilities that must be taken over to ensure that the individual who has suffered has their estate looked after.

How estate planning can help your loved ones thrive through a crisis

An advance healthcare directive (or ‘living will’) is one of the documents included in any complete estate plan. It is addressed to medical professionals, appointing someone to speak for you when you are unable to communicate. The instructions detailed in an advance healthcare directive ensure that your wishes are carried out in the aftermath of a serious car accident, a stroke or when dealing with dementia. This article explains some basic information that you need to know when creating an advance healthcare directive. -- Attorney Elizabeth Botsford LLM Tax (Hons) is a mobile estate planning attorney in the Greater Los Angeles area, visiting homes, offices and hospital beds. Please visit to learn more about Busy Wills, Inc.’s fixed fee estate planning packages.

Brief overview of medicaid

A brief overview of Medicaid by Donald J. Baranski

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