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Travel Consent Letters Explained

Written on March 12, 2017

What are travel consent letters? Basically a travel consent letter is simply a document wherein the parents/legal guardians of a minor child confirm that the child is travelling outside of Canada with their knowledge and permission.  Obviously, if the child is travelling with both parents, such a letter is not required but in situations where […]
 

 

Can I avoid Estate Tax by putting my child on title to my home with me?

Written on November 25, 2016

Can I avoid Estate Tax by putting my child on title to my home with me? We all like to avoid paying taxes and the idea of being taxed because you died seems even more distasteful. So what can you do to get the bad taste out of your mouth? Conceptually, the answer is fairly […]
 

 

Ok, I have made my Will, now what?

Written on October 19, 2016

For many people, the decision to make a Will is a difficult one. Contemplating and planning for what you want to happen to your material belongings after you pass can feel like a morbid exercise. Most people, having made the decision to put this exercise behind them give a sigh of relief once they have gotten through the Will interview […]