Mondaq Canada: Family and Matrimonial
Clark Wilson LLP
Generally, a solicitor who accepts instructions to draft a will owes a legal duty of care to an intended beneficiary under that will.
Clark Wilson LLP
Previously, in May of 2016, our firm discussed the decision of Cowper-Smith v Morgan, 2016 BCCA 200 [Cowper-Smith], which signaled a return to a stringent application of the doctrine of proprietary estoppel.
O'Sullivan Estate Lawyers LLP
U.S. tax reform measures were signed into law by President Trump on December 22, 2017, culminating a whirlwind legislative process at the end of 2017 which resulted in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act ...
O'Sullivan Estate Lawyers LLP
According to a Statistics Canada 2012 survey, approximately one in seven Canadians over 15 years old experiences some type of disability, and this number is growing.
WeirFoulds LLP
In December 2017, the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in Cowper-Smith v. Morgan, 2017 SCC 61, a case dealing with the issue of proprietary estoppel.
McLennan Ross LLP
In Pohl v Midtal, 2017 ABQB 711, a mother and father transferred their interest in a quarter-section of farmland to themselves and their daughter as joint tenants.
Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP
Signing the name of the adult who appointed you rather than your own signature makes it clear that you are signing for the adult as if the adult...
Torkin Manes LLP
Debtor's prison in Ontario? Failing to pay child support could land you a jail sentence, case shows - Father who owed $55,000 in child support while keeping a NY penthouse gets 90 days.
O'Sullivan Estate Lawyers LLP
When family wealth is at stake, parents may wish to encourage their children to enter into a domestic contract with their partners.
The Ross Firm
If North American trends are accurate this year, once Christmas is finished, couples in conflict will quickly move into the January high season for divorce.
Collins Barrow National Incorporated
Canada's succession planning rules can make it less costly from a taxation standpoint to sell a family business to a third party than to a family member. However, this depends on how the deal is structured.
Field LLP
Parents who intend to transfer their assets into joint names with some or all of their adult children need to carefully consider that decision before implementing the transfers.
Gardiner Roberts LLP
The use of multiple wills in estate planning is not a new concept.
Miller Thomson LLP
Since 1999, First Nation communities in Canada have had the opportunity to assume management and control of their reserve lands and resources from the Government of Canada.
The Ross Firm
It's week five in our series explaining the nuts and bolts of traditional court divorce. After starting the case and serving documents, there's one other preliminary before the case can move forward: attendance at a Mandatory Information Program.
Lerners
One such issue is the proper service of divorce or custody Applications on a spouse who is living or working abroad.
Field LLP
The recent Alberta Court of Queen's Bench decision in Marasse Estate (Re), 2017 ABQB 706 is yet another reminder that drafting legal documents must be done carefully and with a view to their long-term effect.
Torkin Manes LLP
"If you claim you're so poor you can't afford a penny of child support, best not to be driving a red Ferrari convertible. In addition to two Mercedes-Benzes…."
The Ross Firm
This week, our blog continues a mega-series on the basics of court divorce. Our last post looked at one of the first steps in the process - in which one party ...
WeirFoulds LLP
According to a 2012 survey conducted by lawyers' insurance company LawPRO, 56 per cent of Canadian adults do not have a signed will and 71 per cent do not have a signed power of attorney.
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Blaney McMurtry LLP
This was a busy week for the Court of Appeal. Topics covered included family law, wrongful dismissal, wills and estates, insurance coverage, tort liability of employees, workplace safety, police liability, ...
O'Sullivan Estate Lawyers LLP
U.S. tax reform measures were signed into law by President Trump on December 22, 2017, culminating a whirlwind legislative process at the end of 2017 which resulted in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act ...
Blaney McMurtry LLP
Below are this week's summaries of the civil decisions of the Court of Appeal.
Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP
Signing the name of the adult who appointed you rather than your own signature makes it clear that you are signing for the adult as if the adult...
O'Sullivan Estate Lawyers LLP
According to a Statistics Canada 2012 survey, approximately one in seven Canadians over 15 years old experiences some type of disability, and this number is growing.
WeirFoulds LLP
In December 2017, the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in Cowper-Smith v. Morgan, 2017 SCC 61, a case dealing with the issue of proprietary estoppel.
Blaney McMurtry LLP
There were two decisions of note this week
O'Sullivan Estate Lawyers LLP
This Advisory provides an overview of the legal concept of a trust, including its role in family wealth preservation and management.
Gardiner Roberts LLP
The use of multiple wills in estate planning is not a new concept.
McLennan Ross LLP
In Pohl v Midtal, 2017 ABQB 711, a mother and father transferred their interest in a quarter-section of farmland to themselves and their daughter as joint tenants.
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