Elaine Blades

Dying intestate: what clients should know

The consequences of not having a will

By Elaine Blades |October 21, 2016

4 min read

Understand executor compensation rules

Understanding the rules

By Elaine Blades |March 18, 2016

5 min read

Help clients give away assets

Gifting assets during one’s lifetime is fraught with legal and tax traps

By Elaine Blades |November 27, 2015

4 min read

Beware legal and tax traps when gifting

You can gift during your lifetime or bequeath on death. Here's how to transfer wealth properly while alive

By Elaine Blades |November 20, 2015

4 min read

Should you invest in ethical trusts?

If you're a trustee, ensure you have the mandate to establish ethical investment principles

By Elaine Blades |October 23, 2015

4 min read

When to use incentive trusts

Address the downside of inherited wealth

By Elaine Blades |September 18, 2015

5 min read


When to use incentive trusts

You want to ensure your estate is transferred in a tax-efficient manner and your wealth transfer does more good than harm.

By Elaine Blades |September 16, 2015

5 min read

Does your client need an updated estate plan?

Ask clients these 10 questions during reviews

By Elaine Blades |June 26, 2015

3 min read


Do you need to update your estate plan?

By Elaine Blades |June 19, 2015

1 min read