In these days of uncertainty, people are thinking more about the future and what it may hold. They also often have more time these days to get items checked off their to-do list. Together, this often means finally getting to that Will and Power of Attorney that they’ve been putting off. So the next question is whether we are open and how can we properly protect our clients and staff while completing their documents with them. We remain open to assist and as a result of Covid-19, new law came into existence allowing a Will or Power of Attorney to be signed and witnessed by videoconference. So we can safely assist people with their documents by using technology.
That brings us to, “Do I really need a Will or POA?” People often ask me who needs a Will or Power of Attorney. Short answer? We all do but for different reasons. But a few types of people stand out more. 1. The new parents need a Will whether they have assets or not so they can rest comfortably knowing that they get to decide who would raise their children if something happened to them. 2. The commonlaw couple needs a Will immediately. Just because they have qualified as commonlaw and file taxes that way does not mean the partner receives a benefit under estate law as the Succession Law Reform Act treats married and unmarried people much differently. 3. People who want their assets to go to people other than who the law says they should go to also need to get that clear in a Will. And finally, a Will is a gift that we leave to our loved ones when we die. Dealing with someone’s estate is never easy but without a Will, it can be a nightmare. Wills not only ensure things are dealt with the way we want but they can also save the relationships of those we leave behind.
With respect to a Power of Attorney, most people don’t need one until later in age, but for those who do need it earlier, again, their family will be grateful that it was done. We never know when the day after we no longer have capacity to sign these documents will come. Having a Will and Power of Attorney in place brings peace of mind to the testator as well as their loved ones and it can always be changed later as one’s situation changes. We wish you safety and health. ... See MoreSee Less
At Glover & Associates, we are fortunate to be on the new essential services list as we are “Professional and social services that support the legal and justice system.”
Although we remain “open for business”, we have dramatically adjusted our protocols in order to continue to provide safe and effective service to our customers for as long as we are able. Most of our staff now work remotely and we have a locked door policy at the office. We have remained busy enough to retain all of our full-time permanent staff in place as we continue to close Real Estate matters, prepare and execute Wills and POAs, and advise people on their Family and Estate matters. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about these areas of law or about our safe-practice policies. We wish all of our customers, colleagues, family and friends continued good health and well-being. We will end this pandemic together by taking measures that protect not only ourselves, but those around us. ... See MoreSee Less
Don’t be afraid of getting the virus. That only inspires more fear. Instead, act as though you have it and behave in a way that ensures you don’t give it to others. That inspires love. ❤️ ... See MoreSee Less
In these days of global challenge, we join together with fellow Canadians in an effort to contain the virus. We understand that some of our clients have urgent needs and we will continue to be available for them. However, we will be working with a minimal number of staff and will be addressing urgent needs only on a case-by-case basis using remote technology where possible. Our wishes of health and safety go out to our clients, along with their loved ones. ... See MoreSee Less
COVID-19 Pandemic Planning for the Scheduling of Matters in the Ontario Court of Justice Public health officials have recommended that measures be taken to reduce the amount of time individuals spend ...
Kyla is an aspiring lawyer here at Glover & Associates. She works full time as a legal assistant, providing support to the rest of the staff in numerous areas including Real Estate, Family Law, and Wills and Estates. She graduated from Queens University with a Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Political Studies (minor in Philosophy) while also completing the Certificate of Law Program also at Queens.