Helping Your Son or Daughter Write a Will By: Halldor K. Bjarnason, Lawyer I am regularly asked by parents to help them write a Will for their son or daughter with an intellectual disability.  There are few certainties in life, besides death and taxes.  However, in Canada there’s a third certainty – you cannot write

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By: Halldor K. Bjarnason, Lawyer How would you feel if someone else was deciding who gets to keep your property, or who gets to care for your children? Not having a valid will requires others to make important decisions for you – often with results that you would not have wanted.  Your province’s Estate Administration

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By: Halldor K. Bjarnason, Lawyer When it comes to saving money on income taxes, having a disability, or a dependent with a disability, can be a real benefit!  With the income tax season upon us, it seems like the perfect time to look at how the Disability Tax Credit (the “DTC”) can benefit you and

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By: Halldor K. Bjarnason, Lawyer Q: How do parents set up a condo in trust for their disabled son/daughter?  How do they work the finances? A: This simple set of questions can best be answered with: “It depends”.  As there are thousands of possible variants, it is impossible to give a straight answer without an

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By: Halldor K. Bjarnason, Lawyer Wiser folks than us have said: “There are only two certainties in life: death and taxes”. This maxim definitely applies to trusts. As we often create trusts as part of our estate plan for our son or daughter with disabilities, it is worth taking a look at how Canada’s income

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