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Include pets in all your planning

In this Advocate Daily article, Michele discusses the need to consider pets when you are making a marriage contract or cohabitation agreement, and when making your will. Read more here.

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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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Insolvent estates add stress to a sad situation

An insolvent estate adds a layer of complexity to an already emotionally fraught situation. I was recently interviewed by Advocate Daily on this issue.

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Digital assets and estate planning – the new normal

As society moves toward an online existence, it becomes increasingly important to account for our digital presence in our wills and in estate planning.

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What is the Canada Pension Plan Death Benefit?

The financial issues that arise from the death of a loved one can cause a significant amount of stress. It is important to look at all the options available to you to help defray the costs. The Canada Pension Plan offers a one-time lump-sum death benefit following the death of a contributor to the plan.

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