Make a Will Week

Why Do I Want to Leave a Legacy Gift?

By Joan Webster, Volunteer Covenant House Since becoming a volunteer at Covenant House, I have witnessed firsthand the dedication and sincerity of the staff as they interact with the youth at the drop-in centre. The staff is totally COMMITTED to transforming the lives of these homeless kids. The entire organization is so impressive and has […]

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Recent Changes Impacting Charitable Giving

By the Clark Wilson LLP Wealth Preservation Group The federal government recently announced amendments to the Income Tax Act (Canada) that will provide greater flexibility with respect to charitable gifts that are made in a will. Currently, any charitable gifts that are made in an individual’s will are deemed to have been made by the […]

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Who Inherits When a Person Dies Without a Will?

By the Clark Wilson LLP Wealth Preservation Group A person dying without a legally valid will is deemed to have died “intestate”. Dying intestate does not mean that the person’s estate will go to the government, but it does mean that the person will lose control of who will benefit from the estate and who […]

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When Should You Update Your Will?

By the Clark Wilson LLP Wealth Preservation Group Your will provides the opportunity to ensure that after your death your final wishes are given effect. Needless to say, your will should actually reflect your final wishes. However, if your personal circumstances change, we encourage you to regularly review and update your will. Significant life events […]

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