I recently came across two vastly different approaches with respect to increasing awareness around death. As this is an obvious foray into estates, these activities clearly shed light on estate planning and end of life decisions.
The Do It Yourself legal industry is flourishing with claims that you do not need a lawyer to get your affairs in order with a low-cost DIY will.
A recent Ontario decision, Virk v. Brar Estate (“Brar Estate”), released last week, is an example of how seriously the court considers its role in fulfilling a testator’s wishes.
Just because you can do something doesn’t mean you should. A recent decision by the 2nd DCA held that a trust could be modified under the common law of Florida even where the statutory requirements for judicial modification under Section 736.4113, Fla. Stat., were not met.
A romantic proposal, engagement, wedding planning, and the enticement of a long and happy future may not ring effortlessly with a discussion about divorce, death, or estate planning.