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“ASK THE LAWYER DAY” WEBINAR FOR CALEDON PUBLIC LIBRARY – NOVEMBER 19, 2020

Posted on: September 25th, 2020 by Suzanne Deliscar Add A Comment

Brampton lawyer-linguist Suzanne Deliscar will present a free ‘Ask the Lawyer’ day program for the Caledon Public Library.

On Nov. 19, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. — 2:30 p.m., Deliscar, founder of Deliscar Professional Corporation, will answer any legal questions.   If you have specific questions you would like answered, please send them to mrenkema@caledon.library.on.ca with the subject “Ask the Lawyer”.

This free event is hosted online by the Caledon Public Library, Albion-Bolton Branch.

For more information and to register, click here.

WILLS AND POWERS OF ATTORNEY IN ONTARIO WEBINAR FOR MARCH OF DIMES CANADA – OCTOBER 7, 2020

Posted on: September 23rd, 2020 by Suzanne Deliscar Add A Comment

Brampton lawyer-linguist Suzanne Deliscar will present a free ‘Ask the Lawyer’ day program to explore wills and powers of attorney in Ontario.

On Oct. 7, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. — 2:30 p.m., Deliscar, founder of Deliscar Professional Corporation, will answer legal questions on:

  • how and where to prepare a will,
  • costs associated with preparation of a will,
  • preparation and uses of power of attorney,
  • the administration of estates with or without a will.

There will also be the opportunity to get a variety of useful and relevant resources and a Q & A.

This free event is hosted online by March of Dimes Canada.

For more information and to register, click here.

Update IV – COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Response from Deliscar Professional Corporation

Posted on: September 12th, 2020 by Suzanne Deliscar Add A Comment
Good afternoon:
We are pleased to announce that Deliscar Professional Corporation will reopen our physical offices in Brampton and Guelph on Monday, September 14, 2020 after operating remotely since March 17, 2020. Thank you for your continued patience during this challenging time. 

Please note the following:

1. Family Litigation and Civil Litigation Matters
Both the Superior Court of Justice and the Ontario Court of Justice have been gradually reopening courthouses and the hearing of both urgent and non-urgent matters since July 6, 2020. Many matters are still being heard by videoconference and audioconference while the current backlog is processed. The suspension of limitation periods and filing deadlines will also be lifted on September 14, 2020. You will receive a separate e-mail specifically regarding your litigation matter.
Please see the following links for more details:
Ontario Bar Association – RESUMPTION OF LIMITATION PERIODS AS OF SEPTEMBER 14, 2020:
2. Mail
Both of our office buildings in Brampton and Guelph are now open for reception services including drop off and pick up of documents. We are responsible for assessing our clients for COVID19 exposure, so you will receive an e-mail before you come in with regard to assessment and office protocols.  With the reopening of our offices, we are now able to send out the backlog of packages awaiting processing.
3. Wills & Powers of Attorney
On April 22, 2020, the Ministry of the Attorney-General made an additional unprecedented order allowing for the virtual witnessing of wills and powers of attorney in counterpart using videoconferencing, please see:  https://www.ontario.ca/laws/regulation/200129?search=emergency%2Bmanagement . This Order is in force until September 22, 2020.
4. Notarizations
We provide our notarial services through Downtown Notary. Downtown Notary Brampton and Guelph will start providing in-person notarial services by appointment only on September 14, 2020. Appointments can be booked at www.downtown-notary.ca. Virtual notarization appointments are also still permitted under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection ActR.S.O. 1990, c. E.9, and can also be booked at www.downtown-notary.ca.
5. Translations
It has been our ongoing policy to mail our notarized, certified Spanish and French translations to our clients, and this will continue to be the standard.
6. Free “Ask the Lawyer” Day Presentations and Free Legal Resources Handout
I have prepared the attached updated Legal Resources Handout. You are free to circulate to whomever you wish. I will also be presenting online on the following topics (registration is now open and free):

1. “Wills and Powers of Attorney” – hosted by March of Dimes Canada –  October 7, 2020 – 2:00 pm – 3:30 PM – *online via Zoom

2. “Introduction to Family Law” – hosted by Caledon Public Library –  October 15, 2020 – 1:00 pm – 2:15 PM – *online via Zoom

3. “Ask the Lawyer” – hosted by Caledon Public Library – November 19, 2020 – 1:00 pm – 2:15 PM – *online via Zoom

If your organization is interested in booking a free one-hour presentation online or in-person starting October 2020, please reply to this email.

 

We appreciate your continued patience in this unprecedented and challenging situation.

 
Sincerely, 
 
 
Suzanne Deliscar 

 

Update III – COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Response from Deliscar Professional Corporation

Posted on: June 17th, 2020 by Suzanne Deliscar Add A Comment

Deliscar Professional Corporation remains committed to our clients’ health and safety in light of the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), while continuing to provide legal and language services to our clients.

If you need any kind of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me in confidence. My firm has many connections, and can refer you to a number of fellow professionals, programs and organizations.

We have been operating remotely since March 17, 2020 and will continue to do so until further notice. Please note the following:

  1. Family Litigation and Civil Litigation Matters

 

As of today, both the Superior Court of Justice and the Ontario Court of Justice continue to suspend regular operations by adjourning all current matters until further notice, respectively, and will only be hearing urgent matters that fall within specific narrow categories, as well as some routine matters that also fall within very narrow parameters.

Please see the following links for more details:

Superior Court of Justice: https://www.ontariocourts.ca/scj/notices-and-orders-covid-19/consolidated-notice/

Ontario Court of Justice: https://www.ontariocourts.ca/ocj/covid-19/

Matters that are or were to be set for mediation or any other kind of out-of-court settlement will continue to be processed and sent for client review by email. Any court documents requiring original signatures will be signed using virtual witnessing.

 

  1. Mail 

Both of our office buildings in Brampton and Guelph remain locked, and reception services are no longer being offered. If you have any documents that need to be delivered in hard copy format, please mail them to the Brampton office. Please note that Canada Post is no longer guaranteeing delivery standards, and we suggest that all documents be sent by courier if you must use mail. E-mail and fax are always welcome. Any mail that will be sent to you will be sent by courier as well.

 

  1. Wills & Powers of Attorney

 

On April 22, 2020, the Ministry of the Attorney-General made an additional unprecedented order allowing for the virtual witnessing of wills and powers of attorney in counterpart using videoconferencing, please see:  https://www.ontario.ca/laws/regulation/200129?search=emergency%2Bmanagement

We have been in touch with those who still need to execute their Wills & Powers of Attorney. If you have already executed your documents prior to or after the closure of the offices, rest assured that they are valid. We are experiencing significant delays in sending and receiving couriers, and are exploring alternate ways to deliver packages to clients.

 

  1. Notarizations

 

We provide our notarial services through Downtown Notary, which is offering virtual commissioning during COVID-19. Please see
http://www.downtown-notary.ca/virtual-commissioning to book your
virtual commissioning appointment. Downtown Notary will not be taking in-person appointments until further notice.

 

  1. Translations

 

It has been our ongoing policy to mail our notarized, certified Spanish and French translations to our clients, and this will continue to be the standard.

  1. Going Forward

 

We continue to offer all services on a virtual basis, primarily by e-mail and phone. For further information regarding federal and provincial relief programs, handwashing techniques and physical distancing, as well as other important health information, please consult the Government of Canada and Government of Ontario’s dedicated COVID-19 (coronavirus) websites at:

https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-response-plan.html

https://www.ontario.ca/page/2019-novel-coronavirus

We appreciate your patience in this unprecedented and challenging situation.

Sincerely,

Suzanne Deliscar

 

Update II – COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Response from Deliscar Professional Corporation

Posted on: April 11th, 2020 by Suzanne Deliscar Add A Comment

Good afternoon and Happy Easter:

 

Deliscar Professional Corporation remains committed to our clients’ health and safety in light of the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), while continuing to provide legal and language services to our clients. In light of the steps taken by the Government of Canada, the Province of Ontario, the City of Guelph and the City of Brampton, as well as the Superior Court of Justice of Ontario, and the Ontario Court of Justice, the following changes to our operations are effective immediately until further notice:

 

  1. Family Litigation and Civil Litigation Matters

 

As of today, both the Superior Court of Justice and the Ontario Court of Justice continue to suspend regular operations by adjourning all current matters until further notice/for 8 to 12 weeks, respectively, and will only be hearing urgent matters that fall within specific narrow categories, as well as some routine matters that also fall within very narrow parameters. The respective courthouses are in the process of setting new dates for matters that have already been filed with the court.

 

Please see the following links for more details:

 

Superior Court of Justice: https://www.ontariocourts.ca/scj/notice-to-the-profession-the-public-and-the-media-regarding-civil-and-family-proceedings-update/

 

Ontario Court of Justice: https://www.ontariocourts.ca/ocj/covid-19/

 

Matters that are or were to be set for mediation or any other kind of out-of-court settlement will continue to be processed and sent for client review by email. Any documents requiring original signatures will be signed using virtual witnessing.

 

  1. Mail

 

Both of our office buildings in Brampton and Guelph have been locked, and reception services are no longer being offered. If you have any documents that need to be delivered in hard copy format, please mail them to the Brampton office. Please note that Canada Post is no longer guaranteeing delivery standards, and we suggest that all documents be sent by courier if you must use mail. E-mail and fax are always welcome. Any mail that will be sent to you will be sent by courier as well.

 

  1. Wills & Powers of Attorney

 

Intake meetings for Wills & Powers of Attorney continue to be conducted by phone or by Skype. On April 7, 2020, the Ministry of the Attorney-General made an unprecedented order allowing for the virtual witnessing of wills and powers of attorney using videoconferencing.
A copy of this order can be found here: https://www.oba.org/CBAMediaLibrary/cba_on/pdf/Virtual-Witnessing-Emergency-Order-Filed.pdf?utm_source=LYR&utm_medium=EM&utm_campaign=mindful%20moment

 

We will be in touch with those who still need to execute the Wills & Powers of Attorney that we have prepared. If you have already executed your documents prior to the closure of the office, they are valid and your originals are on their way to you by courier.

 

  1. Free “Ask the Lawyer Day”  Webinars

 

Deliscar Professional Corporation has been offering free in-person “Ask the Lawyer Days” to many different organizations for a number of years. In light of the current physical distancing requirements, we will be offering these sessions virtually on topics such as “Wills & Powers of Attorney in Ontario”, “Children with Special Needs, Taxes and the Law”, and  “Family Law in Ontario”.  Dates will be set shortly and registration is free via the following link: https://suzannedeliscar.ca/presentations/ask-the-lawyer-program/

 

  1. Notarizations

 

We provide our notarial services through Downtown Notary, which is offering virtual commissioning during COVID-19. Please see
http://www.downtown-notary.ca/virtual-commissioning to book your
virtual commissioning appointment. Downtown Notary will not be taking in-person appointments until further notice.

 

  1. Translations

 

It has been our ongoing policy to mail our notarized, certified Spanish and French translations to our clients, and this will continue to be the standard.

 

  1. Going Forward

 

We continue to offer all services on a virtual basis. For further information regarding federal and provincial relief programs, handwashing techniques and physical distancing, as well as other important health information, please consult the Government of Canada and Government of Ontario’s dedicated COVID-19 (coronavirus) websites at:

https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-response-plan.html

https://www.ontario.ca/page/2019-novel-coronavirus

 

Our thoughts and prayers are with those who are suffering from this illness, who have loved ones who are ill or who have succumbed to this illness, or who have had their employment or business negatively affected. I remain available primarily by email. Teleconferences will also be scheduled as necessary. We also continue to take on new clients.

 

We will provide more updates once further information is provided by the appropriate agency. We appreciate your patience in this unprecedented situation, which requires the profession to implement new procedures on sometimes a daily basis.

 

Sincerely,

 

 

Suzanne Deliscar

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Suzanne E. Deliscar, B.A., LL.B.
Lawyer-Linguist
Deliscar Professional Corporation
10 George Street North, Brampton, Ontario L6X 1R2
42 Carden Street, Guelph, Ontario  N1H 3A2
sdeliscar@suzannedeliscar.ca
Brampton: 905-452-0194
Guelph: 519-341-1233
www.suzannedeliscar.ca
fax: 1-866-559-1610

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Response from Deliscar Professional Corporation

Posted on: March 17th, 2020 by Suzanne Deliscar Add A Comment

Deliscar Professional Corporation is committed to our clients’ health and safety in light of the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), while continuing to provide legal and language services to our clients.

In light of the steps taken by the Government of Canada, the Province of Ontario, the City of Guelph and the City of Brampton, as well as the Superior Court of Justice of Ontario, and the Ontario Court of Justice, the following changes to our operations are effective immediately until April 5, 2020:

1. Family Litigation and Civil Litigation Matters

As of today, March 17, 2020, both the Superior Court of Justice and the Ontario Court of Justice have suspended regular operations by adjourning all current matters until further notice/for 8 to 12 weeks, respectively, and will only be hearing urgent matters that fall within specific narrow categories.

Clients with matters that are currently in litigation or have matters to be commenced in court will be receiving a separate, customized email setting out next steps by Thursday, March 19, 2020.

Please see the following links for more details:

Superior Court of Justice: https://www.ontariocourts.ca/scj/covid-19-suspension-fam/

Ontario Court of Justice: https://www.ontariocourts.ca/ocj/general-public/covid-19-pandemic-planning-for-the-scheduling-of-matters-in-the-ontario-court-of-justice/

2. Wills & Powers of Attorney

Intake meetings for Wills & Powers of Attorney will now be conducted by phone or by Skype. Signing of documents will be scheduled for after April 5, 2020 as these documents require additional witnesses.

3. All Other Matters

Matters that are or were to be set for mediation or any other kind of out-of-court settlement will continue to be processed and sent for client review by email. Any documents requiring original signatures will be signed after April 5, 2020.

4. Notarizations

UPDATED MARCH 20, 2020  – Downtown Notary is offering virtual notarization during COVID-19. Please see
http://www.downtown-notary.ca/virtual-commissioning to book your
virtual commissioning appointment. Downtown Notary will not be taking in-person appointments until April 3, 2020.

Deliscar Professional Corporation provides all notarial services through Downtown Notary. Effective immediately until April 5, 2020, walk-in appointments will no longer be offered. Appointments must be booked online at www.downtown-notary.ca. In addition to the COVID-19 restrictions set at each office building, we ask that only those requiring services attend at the appointment.

4. Translations

It has been our ongoing policy to mail our notarized, certified Spanish and French translations to our clients, and this will continue to be the standard. It is unclear as to if and when our Brampton and/or Guelph offices may shut down on a partial or full basis. Restrictions are already in place at our Guelph office.

For further information regarding handwashing techniques and social distancing, as well as other important health information, please consult the Government of Ontario’s dedicated COVID-19 (coronavirus) webpage at:

https://www.ontario.ca/page/2019-novel-coronavirus

Our thoughts and prayers are with those who are suffering from this illness, who have loved ones who are ill or who have succumbed to this illness, or who have had their employment or business negatively affected. We are also aware of  numerous people who have had to cancel long-planned travel for special events. We do encourage you to seek out any resources available through your municipality, county or region, as well as provincially. Ontario 211 – https://211ontario.ca/ – is an excellent resource.

I remain available primarily by email. Teleconferences will also be scheduled as necessary.

We will provide more updates once further information is provided by the appropriate agency. Please be patient as we deal with an unprecedented situation for all of us, which changes rapidly each day.

Sincerely,

Suzanne Deliscar

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Suzanne E. Deliscar, B.A., LL.B.
Lawyer-Linguist
Deliscar Professional Corporation
10 George Street North, Brampton, Ontario L6X 1R2
42 Carden Street, Guelph, Ontario  N1H 3A2
sdeliscar@suzannedeliscar.ca
Brampton: 905-452-0194
Guelph: 519-341-1233
www.suzannedeliscar.ca
fax: 1-866-559-1610

WEBINAR: “Top Estate Law Cases from 2018” – February 7, 2019

Posted on: January 24th, 2019 by Suzanne Deliscar Add A Comment

On Feb. 7 at 1 p.m., Suzanne Deliscar, founder of Deliscar Professional Corporation,in cooperation with ezCPD.ca, will present a webinar entitled Top Estate Law Cases from 2018. This one-hour course will look at key legal decisions that affect estate law cases. Course materials will include live links to the cases to be discussed.

This course is eligible for 60 Substantive minutes in Ontario.

 

MERRY CHRISTMAS, JOYEUX NOËL, FELIZ NAVIDAD 2018 from Deliscar Professional Corporation

Posted on: December 21st, 2018 by Suzanne Deliscar Add A Comment

Please note that the Brampton and Guelph offices of Deliscar Professional Corporation will be closed for the Christmas and New Year holidays from December 24, 2018 to January 4, 2019. We will reopen on January 7, 2019. We will respond to all e-mails and voicemails at that time.

Happy Merry Christmas and Happy New Year by Deliscar Professional Corporation

If you wish to book a free thirty (30) minute initial phone consultation, please use our online booking system on our website at www.suzannedeliscar.ca/ and click on “Schedule a Phone Consultation”. Please note that all initial consultations are conducted by phone.

To book a notarization appointment in Brampton or Guelph, please go to http://www.downtown-notary.ca/book-now-online/.

If you are seeking translation services, please e-mail your documents to sdeliscar@suzannedeliscar.ca in order to receive a quote.

We look forward to providing you with excellent legal and language services in English, Spanish, and French once again in 2019, and thank you for your patronage in 2018.

 

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

 

Sincerely,

Suzanne E. Deliscar, B.A., LL.B
Lawyer-Linguist
Deliscar Professional Corporation

sdeliscar@suzannedeliscar.ca
Brampton – 905-452-1094
Guelph – 519-341-1233
www.suzannedeliscar.ca

No new wills after testamentary capacity lost

Posted on: December 15th, 2018 by Suzanne Deliscar Add A Comment

Family members create problems for themselves when they encourage a person to sign a new will after they’ve lost testamentary capacity, Brampton lawyer-linguist Suzanne Deliscar tells AdvocateDaily.com.

Ontario’s Court of Appeal recently upheld a trial judge’s decision to invalidate two wills made by a successful businessman within months of his diagnosis of brain cancer following a seizure.

The unanimous appeal court panel found the judge made no errors when ruling the man had lost testamentary capacity when he signed the new wills, which disinherited his daughter, his only child.

“No one is helped when you have someone sign documents when they’ve clearly lost capacity,” says Deliscar, principal of Deliscar Professional Corporation, a law firm that offers services in English, French and Spanish. “People struggle with this idea, but once someone has lost capacity, they can’t execute any more documents. It’s too late.”

Still, she says beneficiaries who want to challenge a will for any reason need to back up their claims with evidence.

“People think it’s easy to challenge a will, but you really do need to have proof. You can’t just say you believe the testator lacked capacity, was unduly influenced or there was some other problem with the execution if it can’t be supported by evidence,” Deliscar explains.

 

Peel Region and Guelph ‘Ask the Lawyer’ Events for “Make a Will Month”- November 2018

Posted on: November 13th, 2018 by Suzanne Deliscar Add A Comment

In conjunction with Make-a-Will Month, Brampton lawyer-linguist Suzanne Deliscar is offering free ‘Ask the Lawyer’ day programs during the month of November to explore wills and powers of attorney.

Deliscar, founder of Deliscar Professional Corporation, will answer legal questions on wills and powers of attorney, including why you need a will, what happens if you don’t have one, what are powers of attorney and why they are important.

  • Nov. 14 at 12:30 p.m., Royal Bank of Canada, 74 Wyndham St. N., Guelph.
  • Nov. 20 from 11 a.m. – noon, Alzheimer Society of Peel, 385 Brunel Rd., Mississauga.
  • Nov. 27 from 1:30 – 3 p.m., Caledon Public Library – Albion-Bolton Branch, 150 Queen St. S., Bolton.
  • Nov. 29 from 3 – 4 p.m., Catholic Crosscultural Services – 8 Nelson St. W., Suite 302, Brampton.

For more information, click here.