Today, family trees in Ontario contain more branches than ever; step parents, half siblings and children of second marriages are all parties that may consider themselves to have an interest in the same estate or trust. As more people find themselves dealing with the matter of establishing Power of Attorney for aging parents or settling the wills and estates of parents who have died, it becomes clear that careful preparation is necessary to avoid possible disputes. Sometimes, the help of an Ontario will and estate lawyer may be required to bring resolution to the situation.
On behalf of the lawyers and staff at Ferguson Barristers, we want to thank everyone who worked with us to make 2016 a wonderful year. Have a safe and joyous holiday season with best wishes for the new year.
Winter driving is stressful at times, which can lead to poor driving decisions and potential accidents. You can reduce the associated risks by planning ahead and having a positive attitude. Keep the following safety tips in mind this winter to help keep you and your passengers safe: Slow down and drive per the weather conditions;…Continue Reading
Fall in Ontario means it is time to ditch the summer sports and get ready for football and hockey season. While there’s always an element of risk in any sport, nothing is scarier than a young player losing consciousness after hitting his or her head on the ice, field or another player. Just as it…Continue Reading
Being a homeowner comes with a wide variety of responsibilities, including the upkeep and ongoing maintenance of your property. With the arrival of cooler weather, it’s especially important to begin clearing clutter, removing hazards and making repairs to the exterior of your property. Slips, trips and falls happen quickly and can result in significant personal…Continue Reading