Estate Planning

November 8, 2023

Stranger Gifts

With Christmas coming I am reminded of some of the more unusual gifts I have given, or received over the years at gift exchanges at my office and my Rotary Club – some gifts include novelty boxing gloves, car reindeer […]
February 4, 2022

Pet Legacy Clauses

 “And to my loyal dog Oakley, I leave…”  While I have been a practicing lawyer in Medicine Hat since 1994, I have [thankfully] not seen a bequest in a Will made directly to the family pet. Pet legacies are rare […]
August 14, 2019

Dude, where’s your Will?

If you have a lawyer, accountant and financial planner, you will have been reminded about the importance of having a written will.  An equally important question is how you notify your executor where your original will is located. If you […]
August 18, 2017

Estate Planning: Gifts or Loans

Parents never stop parenting. That phrase has been around for a long time and can usually be heard when a group of parents get together. The phrase, however, seems more applicable today due to the economic realities many Medicine Hat […]