Protecting the black sheep


The Globe and Mail ran an article in the fall about leaving unequal gifts to different children. Sometimes, when I help clients with this type of situation, I draft the reasoning behind the unequal distribution right into the will so that there is no confusion as to why it was done. This can get very complex; if you are thinking of doing so, you should definitely see a professional about properly setting up trusts and ensuring that there is an equitable distribution of the estate.