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Dec 2, 2015

I have a townhouse and was thinking of putting my 3 kids on the title. Is this a good idea? Why or why not?

Written by admin on January 16, 2015I have a townhouse and was thinking of putting my 3 kids on the title to avoid taxes upon my death. Is this a good idea? Why or why not? Unless you are terminally ill and expect to die within a year, this is not generally a good idea if the only reason is to “save tax”.CONSThe only tax saving is with respect to the probate fee of 1.4% of the value …

Dec 2, 2015

I’d appreciate if the issue of digital assets could be explained more fully.

Written by admin on February 2, 2015I’d appreciate if the issue of digital assets could be explained more fully. Thanks!When you are thinking about personal planning, it is important to consider both access to and ownership of “digital” services and assets.  This may include accounts to on-line services such as banking and utilities (Hydro, gas) as well as Internet and cell phone account…

Dec 2, 2015

What is the cost for assistance from the Public Trustee and Nidus?

Written by admin on February 16, 2015What cost for assistance from Public Trustee and Nidus —woman on low income—no other options or relatives/friends available or desirable. I have a will and insurance (life) paid up.The Public Guardian and TrusteeThe Public Guardian and Trustee charges fees for its various services. The fees are established by regulation made by the government of Bri…

Dec 2, 2015

Can a Representation Agreement still be made if the person is ill?

Written by Joanne on February 19, 2015Can the RA still be made if the person is ill? However, mentally-wise, they are perfectly aware of their own intentions.Yes, a Representation Agreement can be made if a person is ill. Sometimes people are in hospital. If the person understands their situation and the effect of making an Agreement they will make a Representation Agreement Section 9 (RA9)…

Dec 2, 2015

Most of my assets are in the US. Is it best to have a local executor?

Written by admin on February 23, 2015Most of my assets are in the US, where I lived for many years, and my son, my main heir, lives there. Is it okay for him to be my executor or is it best to have a local executor?It would depend on the nature of the assets.  A person should consider making a Will in every jurisdiction in which the person owns real property. The most important considera…

Dec 2, 2015

What is the definition of committee? Is this one person or a group?

Written by admin on February 26, 2015What is the definition of committee? Is this one person or group of persons (like a committee – 4 to 10 persons)?The definition of “committee” is as follows: A committee is a person appointed by the Court under the authority of the Patients Property Act to act as a substitute decision maker for an adult who has been found by the Court to be mentally i…

Dec 2, 2015

Are health providers required by law to access the Nidus Registry or do other searches?

Written by Joanne on March 2, 2015 Q. Are health providers required by law to access or attempt to access the Nidus Registered information? This is critical for seniors who have no children or children are far away.No the law does not require health care providers to access or try to access the Nidus Registry.Nidus and other community groups recommended to government, during a previous legi…

Dec 2, 2015

Is it too easy for health authorities to access the Registry? Audits for security?

Written by Joanne on March 9, 2015Is it too easy for health authorities to access the Registry? Audits for security?Health Authority staff must be pre-authorized by the Nidus Registrar before they are given a log-in to search for information and documents stored in the Personal Planning Registry. This includes agreeing to the Registry Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy and having th…

Dec 2, 2015

How does the emergency department access my registered plan?

Written by Joanne on March 12, 2015How does the emergency department access my registered advance care plan? Do they need a passport? Do you need to allow hospitals individually to access you records?The Personal Planning Registry does not require you to allow individual hospitals to access your records. This is not practical as people can be treated at different hospitals depending on t…

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