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FAMILY LAW MEDIATOR

Catherine Lawson-Brown

Catherine has resided in the Kawartha Lakes for 25 years and has practiced family law since 1996 through various avenues such as paralegal and legal clerking.  Throughout the last 20 years, she has continued her education and employment with Child Protection Services and has a varied understanding of families and the dynamic of separation, anxiety and traumas.  In 2012, Catherine attended York University and graduated from the Family Law Mediation program and has been practicing Family Law, Mediation since 2012. 

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If you die WITHOUT a Will....

Posted 10/21/2018

SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT.... IF YOU DIE WITHOUT A WILL.

A spouse does not automatically inherit all of your property. In fact, in most Canadian Provinces if you have a spouse and children the chances are your spouse will NOT be your sole beneficiary.

Your children will inherit, however no person including your spouse can decide how everything will be divided between the children. The children will receive their inheritance at 18 or 19 depending on the Province and there is nothing that any person can do to change this, including your spouse.

IF YOU DIE LEAVING MINOR CHILDREN, THE COURT DECIDES WHOM SHALL HAVE GUARDIANSHIP OF YOUR CHILDREN.

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