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This script discusses your duties as an executor under a will and what you have to do to probate an estate. Topics include what does it mean to probate an estate, confirming that you were named as the executor, deciding ...
Also available in: Chinese (simplified), French, French, Punjabi
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This script discusses making a will and making an overall estate plan. Topics include what is a will, naming an "executor", appointing a guardian in your will, and introduces how estate planning may be able to reduce ...
Also available in: Chinese (simplified), French, Mandarin
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If your job ends or terminates – whether you quit or you are fired or laid off - you want to be aware of your rights under the law. This script describes your rights under the Employment Standards Act, which sets out ...
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There are three different ways to separate from your spouse. This script discusses what they are, and the relationship between separating and getting a divorce. It discusses when to prepare a separation agreement and ...
Also available in: Chinese (simplified), Mandarin, Punjabi
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If you have been fired, or dismissed from your job, you may have questions about your rights. This script discusses whether your employer can fire you, were you entitled to advance notice that you were going to be ...
Also available in: Punjabi
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Many of us have had occasional problems with neighbours involving noise, untidy premises, dogs, fences, trees and hedges, secondhand smoke, water damage, or trespass. This script describes the laws that deal with these ...
Also available in: Chinese (simplified), Mandarin
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Defamation is false communication about a person, made to other people, that tends to hurt the person's reputation. This script discusses defamation, including libel (defamation with a permanent record) and slander ...
Also available in: Chinese (simplified), French, French, Mandarin, Punjabi
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This script discusses both powers of attorney and representation agreements. Topics include what is a power of attorney, enduring powers of attorney, appointing an attorney, what is a representation agreement, and types ...
Also available in: French
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People with disabilities can get financial help from several places. This script explains some of the help available and how and where to get more information.
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This script discusses why you should have a will, and if you don't, who looks after your estate and how it is divided if you die without one.
Also available in: Chinese (simplified), French, French, Punjabi
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