What you should know before you agree to be an Estate Trustee

Jon Quaglia Wills & Estate

In Ontario, an Estate Trustee is the term to describe executors (people who ‘execute’ the deceased wishes set out in their Will), administrators (people who administer the estate of someone who passes without a Will according to intestacy rules), and trustees (people who carry out the trusts that may be in the Will). So, in short, an Estate Trustee takes …

Corporate Law – Glen’s Story

Jon Quaglia Corporate Law

Business as Usual with our client Glenn and his manufacturing business…but what is usual? My client Glenn has a small manufacturing business. It is not incorporated.  He makes a very efficient fan for corn bins. The business is very successful. Glenn has a colleague named Frank who owns an incorporated business 1234567 Ontario Inc. Frank is not a terrific business …

Is it time to start thinking of creating will and power of attorney documents?

Jon Quaglia Wills & Estate

Marlene and Peter make important decisions as they set up their will: Trustee? Assets converted to cash? Power of Attorney? Are you thinking of setting up a will? Here at J. Quaglia Law Office, all of the wills and estate work at the office falls on the shoulders of my associate Kurtina Hammerlein. Kurtina is a great lawyer who I …

Discussing with Mavis on Custody and Access

Jon Quaglia Family Law

Mavis thinks the marriage may be over…but what does custody mean? Mavis has been struggling with the state of her marriage for more than six months. She and her husband have unsuccessfully attempted some counselling. She thinks the marriage may be over, but Mavis is unsure what this means. Mavis has not confided in many people about her circumstance, but the people she …

Introduction

Jon Quaglia Corporate Law, Family Law, Real Estate, Wills & Estate

“Practicing law” means finding the best possible outcomes. Jon’s blogs will help you see how certain legal issues are identified, the law that is applied and “the best possible outcome”. A long time ago when I was attending law school, our exams were tests of endurance. The professors provided us with stories (also known as fact patterns) that seemed unbelievably complicated. During the …