Author: Sarah Levine
Estate Planning Considerations When a Family Member Receives AISH
For many disabled people in Alberta, the Assured Income for the Several Handicapped (AISH) program offers much-needed financial support. Traditionally, however, receiving help under the AISH program has often complicated estate planning matters for many people who care for disabled people. How could they adequately plan the care of disabled children, siblings, spouses or other family members who rely on them without jeopardizing the assistance received through AISH? Estate planning usually required specialist assistance and strategic planning to take into account the AISH legislation and ensure adequate provisions were made for disabled dependents. There were often doubts about whether [...]
How Does Separation or Divorce Affect My Estate Planning?
Separation and estate planning in Alberta The end of a marriage or common-law relationship causes changes in many important aspects of your life. It can be a period of considerable turmoil, and it is not surprising that one area people may forget to deal with is the impact of the separation or divorce on their estate planning. The end of your relationship probably means that some of the people named in your will, your personal directive or your power of attorney are no longer the people you want to be there. You may also have new people in [...]
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