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Paul Taylor

Lawyer, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Paul Taylor spends his days advising clients on their estates and capacity issues, and he is consistently reminded of how important it is for people to understand what they can and should be doing to look after their estates, and, in many cases, those of their parents. Paul is an associate in the Ottawa office of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP whose practice is focused on estate and trust planning and administration. Paul can be reached at 613.369.4769 or ptaylor@blg.com.
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Getting Married, Separated, or Divorced? Dust off the Old Will

If you're getting married, you need to think about your will. In Ontario and some other provinces, getting married revokes your existing will. While there are limited exceptions to this, the document sitting on your (or your lawyer's) shelf is likely a number of years old and does not take this into account.
10/31/2013 12:02 EDT
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The Three Documents Everyone Needs: Part II -- Powers of Attorney

There are two types of Powers of Attorney -- a Power of Attorney for Property, which is a document that gives another person the right to manage your affairs, and a Power of Attorney for Personal Care, which is a document that gives another person the right to make health care and other personal care decisions when you are incapable.
08/26/2013 05:26 EDT
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The Three Documents Everyone Needs, Part I: Wills

As a lawyer who practises primarily in estate planning and administration, I get to know all kinds of people. I learn about their families, their priorities, their jobs, and their lives. Most of these conversations start with clients telling me that their situation is simple, though they all reveal that our lives are anything but. Creating a legal document that respects these complexities is no easy task, but here are some tips to help you plan ahead.
08/20/2013 12:24 EDT