Does your settlement threaten your entitlement to the new Canada Child Benefit?

As of July 2016, the Government of Canada has amended the child care benefits available, replacing the existing benefits with the new Canada Child Benefit (CCB). If you are about to settle your personal injury claim and have children under the age...

McKellar's Upcoming Regional Seminars

Lawyers and Adjusters in the following areas are invited to join us for a complimentary seminar and reception: Edmonton - Tuesday, September 13, 2016 Calgary - Thursday, September 15, 2016 Toronto - Wednesday, September 28, 2016 Mississau...

Pay Off Your Mortgage or Structure a Little More?

The settlement of your personal injury claim has been concluded. You've chosen to structure a portion of the settlement proceeds, but how much of your settlement should you structure and how much should you take in cash? Settling higher interest d...

18th Annual Women's Charity Golf Day

Our 18th Annual Women's Charity Golf Day this year was a huge success! Since our golf day began, McKellar is pleased to have raised $284,025.00 for WICC! Thank you to all of the ladies who came out in support of this great cause. Also, a big...

New Statistics Canada Life Tables suggest little change

On May 19, 2016, Statistics Canada released their updated Life Expectancy tables (2010-2012). Changes from the 2009-2011 tables are, for the most part, minor. We will be updating our website and our mobile apps for the new Life Expectancy table...

Structured Settlement Rates of Return

All too often, we hear that a potential client decided not to structure because "structure rates are so low right now" or "his financial advisor said he could do better".  As frequent as these comments are, we are always surp...

What happens to structure payments when a recipient dies?

Generally, some or all of the structure payments are guaranteed to be paid, even in the event of the death of the original recipient.  Depending on the design of the structured settlement, the early passing of a loved one may mean that the remai...

Some Things Bear Repeating!

Our loyal blog followers may recognize the article below, from our March of 2014 post. The question still arises, so we thought it might be time for a repeat of the discussion on escrow funding.  In conventional personal injury settlements...

McKellar Goes Platinum!

McKellar goes Platinum! Do you remember how Coles Notes took the fear out of Shakespeare by translating his works into language that you could understand? What about Windows for Dummies? It made navigating new software much easier for the avera...

Season's Greetings

The Principals, Associates and staff at McKellar wish you all the best for this holiday season. We are thankful for your friendship and support. On behalf of our clients and friends, we have made a donation to the Hospital for Sick Children, Br...