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Help us on our paperless journey!

Allinotte Law Office has now become Journey Law. We are still transitioning to the new name and brand. At the same time, we are overhauling most of our technology and systems. One of our major goals is to become almost entirely paperless. We currently only print a limited number of documents (usually requiring a “wet”

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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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Perfect is the enemy of good

Like most lawyers, I tend towards perfectionism. Being detail-oriented and pushing to get things “just right” is a good thing often, but to a point. Perfection itself is impossible, and sometimes you can spend more time trying to make something perfect and that time does not increase the quality of the project. The diminishing return

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Hello, We are looking to expand our team and our reach in a variety ways. Are you the puzzle piece we need? Read more on the page we have created for our search. Join Us

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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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