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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.

To register, click here.

 

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.

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.

This post continues at https://www.advocatedaily.com/suzanne-deliscar-no-new-wills-after-testamentary-capacity-lost.html

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.

‘Ask the Lawyer Day” on Wills and Powers of Attorney in Ontario – Brampton Public Library – October 30. 2018

Posted on: October 25th, 2018 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. 30 from 1:30 — 3 p.m., 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.

The event takes place at the Brampton Public Library, Chinguacousy Branch150 Central Park Dr., Brampton.

For more information, click here.

Use of customs agents for traffic stop interpretation raises concerns

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

Police should handle their own language interpretation services rather than calling in border officers for assistance, Brampton lawyer-linguist Suzanne Deliscar tells AdvocateDaily.com.

A recent story by Michigan-based M Live Media reported that local state police were using customs agents to assist with translation issues during traffic stops in the area around Detroit.

“I can see why it would raise concern, especially in the current climate in the U.S. regarding illegal immigration,” says Deliscar, principal of Deliscar Professional Corporation, a law firm that offers services in English, French and Spanish. “There needs to be a division between the two functions because a traffic stop has absolutely nothing to do with customs and border protection.”

Deliscar says non-English speakers may feel intimidated by the involvement of border agents and the prospect that a traffic stop could turn into an investigation of a person’s immigration status.

“Although state police are not supposed to be involved in immigration enforcement activities, mixing the two forces in this way could give the impression that they are working together,” she says. “It makes more sense to use another department or a neutral party.”

This post continues at the following link: https://www.advocatedaily.com/suzanne-deliscar-use-of-customs-agents-for-traffic-stop-interpretation-raises-concerns.html

MERRY CHRISTMAS, JOYEUX NOËL, FELIZ NAVIDAD 2016

Posted on: December 18th, 2016 by Suzanne Deliscar Add A Comment

Please note that all offices of Deliscar Professional Corporation (Brampton, Guelph, Orangeville) will be closed from December 23, 2016 up to and including January 2, 2017, reopening on January 3, 2017. We will check messages and e-mails periodically during that time.

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 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 Consultation”. Please note that all initial consultations are conducted by phone.

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 2017, and thank you for your patronage in 2016.

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

 

Sincerely,

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

sdeliscar@suzannedeliscar.ca
1-855-941-5522 ext. 2
www.suzannedeliscar.ca

SCC Selection Process and the Question of Bilingualism for Indigenous People

Posted on: December 8th, 2016 by Suzanne Deliscar Add A Comment

The government’s new Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) selection process should take into consideration that indigenous candidates are bilingual but the languages might not always be French and English, says Brampton lawyer-linguist Suzanne Deliscar.

“Instead, they may speak French and Cree or English and Mohawk or any other First Nation language — and that should still be recognized,” she tells the online legal news service.

Deliscar, principal of Deliscar Professional Corporation, says requiring all candidates to be fluent in French and English would exclude many indigenous judges from that top appointment because they’re not bilingual in both of the official languages but speak two other languages.

“I support the notion of bilingualism for judges totally, but I think bilingualism for First Nations candidates may not be English and French,” she says.

Deliscar, who speaks and practises law in English, French and Spanish, agrees with Sen. Murray Sinclair, former chairman of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, who told the Canadian Press that requiring indigenous candidates to be “functionally bilingual” in both English and French creates unfair barriers for them.

Read more at: http://www.advocatedaily.com/suzanne-deliscar-scc-selection-process-and-the-question-of-bilingualism-for-indigenous-people.html

November is “Make a Will Month”

Posted on: November 13th, 2016 by Suzanne Deliscar Add A Comment

Make a Will Month

 

Did you know November is Make a Will Month? The Ontario Bar Association, of which I am a member, is bringing to light the importance of having a will that specifically expresses your wishes.

Consider this…

You’ve spent a good part of your life building your assets and now you have an opportunity to precisely and accurately make sure your assets are distributed as YOU want.

With a Will…

  • Your family will not have to guess what your final wishes were;
  • You can control the age at which your children receive their inheritance;
  • You can express your wishes for custody of your children;
  • Your family will have greater certainty and a smoother transition during a difficult time;
  • Your executor will have the authority to make funeral arrangements, handle business and communicate with your banks and financial institutions immediately after your death.

Please take a few moments to reflect on these points. If you haveany questions or would like to schedule a meeting, please contact my office at 1-855-941-5522 ext. 2 or by email: sdeliscar@suzannedeliscar.ca.

Make a Will Month

“Wills & Estate Planning Q & A” – Bank of Montreal, St. George Square, Guelph, Ontario – November 2, 2016

Posted on: October 24th, 2016 by Suzanne Deliscar Add A Comment

Suzanne Deliscar of Deliscar Professional Corporation, and the St. George Square branch of the Bank of Montreal are pleased to present a free “Wills & Estate Planning Q & A” on November 2, 2016 in celebration of “Make a Will Month.  Details are as follows:

November 2, 2016

1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.

Bank of Montreal, 78 St George’s Square, Guelph, Ontario CANADA (Downtown Guelph)

E-mail Brad Thompson, Branch Manager at brad.thompson@bmo.com to reserve your spot.

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