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Married, Common Law or Divorced: Naming a Guardian is Important

Naming a legal guardian for your children when you are married can be difficult, and it comes with different challenges when you are divorced, says Cornwall wills and estates lawyer Michele Allinotte. Allinotte, principal of Journey Law (formerly Allinotte Law Office), says choosing someone to raise your children if you die unexpectedly is an essential part

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Regular review of your will is important

Regularly reviewing your will is a vital part of estate planning, especially for those in their golden years beginning new romantic relationships, says Cornwall wills and estates lawyer Michele Allinotte. Allinotte, principal of Journey Law (formerly Allinotte Law Office), says circumstances can change dramatically after a person draws up their will, and those changes can have

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Don’t forget about Powers of Attorney

Drawing up a will can give you peace of mind but naming a power of attorney may be even more essential, says Cornwall wills and estates lawyer Michele Alinotte. While it shouldn’t be a choice of one over the other, having a will but not a power of attorney could create chaos if you become

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Include pets in all your planning

Owning an animal is a privilege and responsibility, so owners need to make arrangements for their pet’s care in wills and possibly even in prenuptial agreements, says Cornwall wills and estates lawyer Michele Allinotte. “Though many people may not realize it, pets are defined as property in Ontario law, so they need to be dealt with

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Living Apart Together Relationships Require Planning and Advice

Living apart together relationships require planning and advice. Cornwall lawyer Michele Allinotte discusses a few areas for couples to think about.

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Your Family Tree and DNA Testing

A non-paternity event (NPE) can cause significant legal issues. Cornwall lawyer Michele Allinotte discusses the Ontario law with Advocate Daily.

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What happens to my will if my lawyer dies, retires or moves?

What happens to your will if your lawyer holds the original and they retire or die? Cornwall lawyer Michele Allinotte explains.

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Does your lawyer use inclusive language?

Cornwall lawyer Michele Allinotte discusses using gender neutral and inclusive language in legal documents and correspondence.

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If I Don’t Own Anything, Why Do I Need A Will?

Cornwall lawyer Michele Allinotte discusses why you need a will even if you don’t have a lot of assets.

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Cryptocurrency assets may call for an update to estate plan

Cornwall lawyer Michele Allinotte speaks with Advocate Daily about how to incorporate your cryptocurrency assets into your estate plan.

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