What happens to your digital assets after your pass away?

What happens to your Facebook profile after you become incapacitated or pass away? What about your email account? The rest of your digital assets? In Ontario, there is no legislation dealing with this type of ownership, so you may wish to include digital asset transfer of ownership in your will. Your digital estate plan should include your passwords and your wishes for these accounts after you are no longer able to control them.

The sellers left the house a mess! What can I do?

“The seller didn’t sweep the hallway like they said they would!” “The seller left a bunch of garbage!” “There are so many holes in the walls!” You do your final walkthrough of the home 2 weeks before closing. You realize that the home is in disarray, but the seller...

When Good Deals Go Bad

You are selling your home and the deal is set to close in 2 weeks. You get a dreaded call from your lawyer that the buyer will no longer buy your house. You have moving trucks arranged, and you’ve already entered into an Agreement of Purchase and Sale of your new house. What is going to happen next?

What if my common-law partner dies without a will?

According to the law, common-law relationships are not treated the same as married couples in Ontario. If your common-law partner dies without a will and has not named the surviving partner a beneficiary on their assets, the survivor will be omitted from the estate and all assets will be divided amongst children and the deceased’s family.