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September 2017 Archives

Becoming the guardian of an Ontario elder

Ageing is a part of life, and consequently, many people need extra help when they get older, some more than others. This could lead to having a talk about care. Becoming the guardian of an ageing loved one in Ontario requires careful thought, especially when a senior is beginning to show signs of dementia or confusion. Those caring for people who are finding it hard to make decisions regarding their own health or other things in their lives may want to discuss guardianship with the individual.

Estate planning tricky when holding assets outside Canada

Working on an estate plan can get pretty complex depending on the type and location of assets held by an individual at the time of his or her death. Estate planning can get very complicated when some of those assets are located outside Canada especially in a country that is governed by a completely different legal system.

When grandma and grandpa become guardian-parents of the grandkids

Some grandparents are finding themselves becoming surrogate parents to their grandchildren. When a grandparent becomes the guardian of grandchildren in Canada, the lives of all involved are forever changed. There a many reasons why some grandparents are known as "skip generation" grandparents, but the main reason is that their own kids are not able or available to care for their own children.