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About Shanti Estate Law

The inspiration to open Shanti Estate Law struck after attending the Global Meditation for Peace hosted by Deepak Chopra in Toronto in 2014. I realized that all of my previous trainings and personal experiences would allow me to provide a unique level of compassionate service in the area of Wills and Estate law. And so, Shanti Estate Law began in early 2015.

Services include: custom Wills, Powers of Attorney for Personal Care and Powers of Attorney for Property, estate administration and trusts.

House calls and evening or weekend consultations are available to fit your schedule.


About Amelia Manera

Hello! I'm Amelia and here's a little bit about me and what motivates me in my work.

I believe that making a Will is an act of cherishing yourself and your loved ones. 

It can simply be an important task checked off your “to-do” list, but more importantly, it can bring relief. It brings peace of mind to you that your loved ones are taken care of, and it will relieve your loved ones of the added burden of administering an intestate estate while grieving their loss. Having a Will in place can help you live life more fully by alleviating the stress and worry caused by not having a plan in place.


 

A little more about me

 

EDUCATION

  • University of Toronto - Honours Bachelor of Science

  • Bournemouth University, UK - Masters of Forensic and Biological Anthropology

  • Osgoode Hall Law School - Juris Doctorate

 

ASSOCIATIONS

  • Law Society of Upper Canada

  • Canada Bar Association

  • Ontario Bar Association

  • Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners

 


 

and a little more

I’ve often been called an “old soul”. 

I have a wonderfully vivid imagination. 

I enjoy making beautiful things, whether it be a meal, a toque, or the veil I wore at my wedding. 

I love spending time with my loved ones. I love play dates and experiencing the world with my awesome nieces and nephew. 

I take walks in the nearby woods with our rescued beagle, Hank, nearly every day. 

And I love sharing this adventure we call life with my amazing husband, my Love.


It can be wonderful to have reminders of our loved ones close-by. Two reminders for me are the flute and ladybugs. In her final years, Evelyn was an aspiring flutist (her favourite piece to play was Pachelbel's Canon) and in her youth she had a plastic ladybug jar that she always overfilled with grass (much to our amusement).

It can be wonderful to have reminders of our loved ones close-by. Two reminders for me are the flute and ladybugs. In her final years, Evelyn was an aspiring flutist (her favourite piece to play was Pachelbel's Canon) and in her youth she had a plastic ladybug jar that she always overfilled with grass (much to our amusement).

From personal experience

A couple months before starting my Masters degree in forensic anthropology my sister, Evelyn, died in a traffic accident. This wasn't my first, or my last, experience with death, but it's the one that's affected me the most. It changed my entire worldview. 

While I completed my degree, the work I had planned to do (gathering evidence of homicide/genocide) didn't feel right anymore. I decided to become a lawyer, thinking I could approach the same issues from a different angle. After my first year of law school, even this plan didn't feel right. It wasn't until that stroke of inspiration after the Global Meditation for Peace that all of the pieces feel into place and I realized that I could draw from all of my previous experiences to provide meaningful, compassionate service. 

My sister died intestate, which means she didn't have a Will. And while the value of her estate was modest at the age of 21, I remember seeing the added stress and grief this caused my parents as they administered her estate. 

And so, my goals are to provide a unique level of compassionate service to each of my clients; to help start this important conversation among loved ones; and to share my experiences in a meaningful way so that others will know they aren't alone.


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