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June 2013 - Jacqueline Tait | Notary Public

The New “Enduring Power of Attorney”

Posted by | Personal Planning | No Comments

The newly expanded Power of Attorney Act (the “Act”) came into force on September 1, 2011. It brought several important changes to the law governing Enduring Powers of Attorney (“EPOA”), which are those that remain or become effective after the maker of the EPOA (known as the “Adult”) becomes mentally incompetent. Generally speaking, Powers of Attorney that were made prior to the legislative amendments will still be valid. However, it is worth considering whether making a new EPOA may be beneficial for you. Read More

Which Parking Space is Mine?

Posted by | Conveyancing | One Comment
How Condo Parking Spaces are Allocated

Determining which parking space you are entitled to can be one of the most frustrating things about buying a condo. Parking spaces are allocated in different ways, depending upon whether they are designated on the strata plan as common property, limited common property, part of a strata lot, a separate strata lot, or common property that has been allocated under a lease or license by the owner developer. Read More

How to Choose Your Executor

Posted by | Estate Planning | One Comment

Choosing an executor can be a tough job. Often this is why people put off making a Will. Being informed about what qualities are important in a good executor will help make this decision easier. First and foremost your executor must be a person you trust. He or she also needs to have the ability to carry out the instructions in your will. Read More

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