McKellar News and Blog

Always At Your Fingertips!

Many of you already know and love the annual McKellar Slide Rule that we mail out each year. But some of you still don’t know about the free McKellar mobile smartphone app.  It has the same life expectancy and present value information ...

Continuing Operations Remotely

The Ontario government has deemed Insurance and Legal Services to be essential services. This is good news, as it allows companies in these sectors to remain open for business. It also means that McKellar will continue to provide service to bo...

COVID-19 Update

The advent of the COVID-19 pandemic, which is now having an increasing and unpredictable impact on all aspects of Canadian life, presents a challenge which is both unprecedented and unpredictable. As you can appreciate, our primary focus is the sa...

Structured Settlements Offer Calm During the Storm

Many personal injury clients say “no” to structured settlements on the basis of projections from financial advisors suggesting they can do better. This week, our Client Services Department has fielded anxious calls from plaintiffs who have...

Statistics Canada Life Tables Update

On January 28, 2020, Statistics Canada released their updated Life Expectancy tables (2016-2018). Changes, if any, from the 2015-2017 tables are minor. We have updated our website and will be updating our mobile apps for the new Life Expectancy...

Prevent Your Estate From Being EATen

As of January 1, 2020 a tax-rate change took effect in Ontario with respect to the Estate Administration Tax (EAT), formerly known as probate fees.  Even with this reduction, thousands of dollars worth of taxes can be generated on an estate,...

Season's Greetings

The Principals, Associates and staff at McKellar wish you all the best for this holiday season. As we close out 2019 and celebrate our milestone 40th anniversary, we could not be more grateful for the support of all our clients. Wishing you...

Structured Settlements Provide the Best Protection in the Event of Marriage Breakdown

We have previously discussed the potential implications of structured settlements in spousal support cases (see our discussion of Hunks v. Hunks). But what are the implications for structure recipients who have child support obligations?  Th...

Mediation FAQ's

For this month’s blog, we spent some time talking to Colleen Weber, Principal here at McKellar Structured Settlements. Colleen works primarily in structured settlement consultation and attends numerous mediations, settlement meetings and plaint...

Are you doing the math?

You may recall our blog from last year, outlining the Financial Planning Standards Council (FP Canada) and Institut Québécois de Planification Financière (IQPF) guidelines for investment projections. If you missed it, you can review it here. ...