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Death and Inheritances

Some indicators of legal issues

What the clients may say:

  • "My partner died without a will. Now I’m having financial troubles because our bank accounts are in his/her name only."
  • "I know that I have inherited something from my common-law partner, but the family member responsible for settling his/her affairs refuses to speak with me."
  • "My friend asked me to be an executor or personal representative, but I don’t know what that means."
  • "I want to make plans so that my disabled child’s care continues after I die."

Legal Services and Information

Records for Death and Inheritances
Title Description
Ontario Legal Information Centre COVID-19 (May 7, 2020): Centre will no longer offer its services in person for the time being * legal information services remain available by telephone…
Ontario. Ministry of the Attorney General - Victims and Vulnerable Persons Division - Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee Responsible for:Protecting Mentally Incapable People: Managing the finances and property of adults who have been found incapable of managing their own affairs * Services: guardianship…
Reach Canada - Equality and Justice for People With Disabilities - Reach Canada - Equality and Justice for People With Disabilities COVID-19 (July 12, 2021): Reach's Legal Referral program is accepting calls from clients with disabilities in Ottawa and the Champlain region who require legal assistance. Referrals…
Council on Aging of Ottawa (The) Advocacy group on seniors' issuesVolunteer opportunitiesVolunteer-run committees meet to discuss the following seniors issues: Age-Friendly Ottawa: group working with the City of Ottawa, community partners,…
JusticeNet Non-profit organization links individuals seeking legal advice that are unable to obtain legal advice due to high cost or due to their ineligibility to obtain…

Social Services and Information

Ottawa Social Services