Can I Inherit If I Am Not Formally Adopted?

By |2021-02-18T18:25:21+02:00February 18th, 2021|Blog|

“I have been raised as the only child by parents who are not my biological parents. Although I regard them as my true parents, I was never formally adopted by them. They are both in ill-health and I don't think they have a will. They don't have much, but I am concerned that if [...]

Talking To Loved Ones About Your Final Wishes – A Tough Discussion

By |2021-02-18T17:55:47+02:00February 18th, 2021|Blog|

Talking to your family and loved ones about your end-of-life care and wishes can be daunting as well as traumatic. However, there are significant benefits to having this conversation and continuing it as you get older. This discussion will evolve over time and also become more comfortable. However, you will need to be extremely [...]

Essential Documents To Prepare Before You Die – An Inside Perspective

By |2021-01-21T11:16:34+02:00January 21st, 2021|Blog|

Death does not discriminate, and as Benjamin Franklin pointed out, “In this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” We may not know when we are going to die, but we do know that it will happen, however, there are some fundamental actions that you should carry out before [...]

Death and Finances – The Family Finance Talk You Must Have

By |2020-10-23T10:30:17+02:00October 23rd, 2020|Blog|

Personal finances, politics, religion and death. These are all challenging topics for discussion, but it appears that people would prefer to talk to their family about their death rather than their personal finances. However, at some point, both death and finances need to be brought into the same discussion when planning for your family’s [...]

Five events that negatively affect your estate when you pass away without a will

By |2020-10-28T15:35:05+02:00September 21st, 2020|Blog|

In our previous blog, we asked the question how do I know if my will is valid? Another immensely popular question we receive regularly is what happens if I do not have a valid will or I pass without a valid will which ties into our previous blog. When one considers the process, you [...]

Clearing Out A Parent’s Home After Their Death – The Practical And Emotional Aspects

By |2020-09-16T13:18:12+02:00September 15th, 2020|Blog, Uncategorized|

Clearing out your parent’s home after their death is both emotionally and physically taxing. Within a short space of time, you are required to consolidate a very dear person’s life, while grief is still deeply rooted in your heart. Memories will intrude as you walk from room to room in their home and see [...]

How should I plan for my minor child to inherit?

By |2020-07-24T15:18:44+02:00July 24th, 2020|Blog|

“My wife and I have a young daughter. We are planning to update our estate planning to provide that our daughter inherits everything should both of us pass, but have been wondering what will happen if this happens while she is a minor? Can we plan for this eventuality?” Our law determines that minor [...]

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