Mondaq Canada: Family and Matrimonial
Collins Barrow National Incorporated
When planning for the succession of your farm operation to the next generation, several important issues can arise. Some of the key issues include how the goals and objectives ...
Field LLP
Two years ago to this day, a promising young actor's life was cut short by a tragic accident at his Los Angeles home.
Crowe Soberman LLP
Have you ever received spam emails from a friend who has passed away? Or been reminded by Facebook of a deceased schoolmate's birthday?
Torkin Manes LLP
In the first decision of its kind in Canada, all three adult members of a polyamorous family have been recognized as parents of a child.
O'Sullivan Estate Lawyers LLP
It's been almost three years since our last blog on the European Succession Regulation.
Devry Smith Frank LLP
Come July 1, 2018, the Family Law Rules (the rules that govern the process of family law court cases in Ontario) will undergo some substantial changes.
Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP
In the recent B.C. Court of Appeal decision in Wade v Duck, 2018 BCCA 176, the Court held the former personal representative of the deceased's estate personally liable for the deterioration...
Stewart McKelvey
On May 5, 2017, An Act Respecting the Opening of Sealed Adoption Records ("Act") received royal assent, leading to significant changes for birth parents and adoptees across the province.
O'Sullivan Estate Lawyers LLP
Earlier this week, O'Sullivan Estate Lawyers participated as one of the gold sponsors of the STEP Canada (the Canadian branch of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners) 20th National Conference in Toronto...
Torkin Manes LLP
Last week, Minister of Justice Jody Wilson-Raybould introduced a bill to amend the Divorce Act and other pieces of federal family law legislation in the House of Commons.
Torkin Manes LLP
In the most significant overhaul of the Divorce Act since its enactment in 1985, the federal government has proposed significant changes to the way family law disputes are resolved in Canada.
Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP
Notable changes are expected to be coming to the federal Divorce Act in the form of Bill C-78, which was introduced in the House of Commons on May 22, 2018.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
The case of M.R.R. v J.M., 2017 ONSC 2655 has given us a first glance at how the courts may be expected to interpret the changes to the CLRA resulting from the All Families Are Equal Act...
Devry Smith Frank LLP
On May 22, 2018, the federal government introduced Bill C-78, An Act to Amend the Divorce Act, the Family Orders and Agreements Enforcement Assistance Act and the Garnishment, Attachment...
McLennan Ross LLP
The recent decision from the Saskatchewan Court of Klassen v. Wiers Estate is illustrative of the fact-specific analysis a court will undertake when determining whether a testator ...
Clark Wilson LLP
Today in Ottawa, Federal Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould introduced a bill that would see significant changes to Canada's Divorce Act.
O'Sullivan Estate Lawyers LLP
Millennials are a loosely defined group of people (those born approximately between 1981 to 2001) who are now beginning to enter the workforce and acquire their own assets.
O'Sullivan Estate Lawyers LLP
Parents frequently provide help out of the goodness of their hearts without considering the impact this may have at a later date.
Torkin Manes LLP
It is not unusual for one spouse to move out during a separation, leaving the other spouse in the home. The one staying in the home might even live there for several years until the property issues are settled.
Devry Smith Frank LLP
The loss of a loved one can be a devastating and overwhelming experience.
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Blaney McMurtry LLP
In Atos IT Solutions v Sapient Canada Inc., the Court confirmed that the "minimum performance principle" places a common law limit on expectation damages for breach of contract.
Blaney McMurtry LLP
Following are summaries of this week's civil decisions of the Ontario Court of Appeal.
Rotfleisch & Samulovitch P.C.
The Tax-Free Savings Account ("TFSA") offers numerous tax benefits. But many Canadiantaxpayers neglect to consider their TFSA when devising an estate plan.
Lerners
In this case, a title insurer sought to avoid coverage for a mortgage fraud on the basis of a provision that excluded coverage for funds paid to any person other than the registered title holder.
Field LLP
Perhaps encouraged by the recent decision in Marasse Estate, we have another recent case from the Alberta Court of Queen's Bench addressing an estate's ability to claim spousal support...
Field LLP
Alberta Courts have been busy on the topic of costs in estate litigation in the past few months
Clark Wilson LLP
Today in Ottawa, Federal Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould introduced a bill that would see significant changes to Canada's Divorce Act.
Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP
Notable changes are expected to be coming to the federal Divorce Act in the form of Bill C-78, which was introduced in the House of Commons on May 22, 2018.
O'Sullivan Estate Lawyers LLP
Earlier this week, O'Sullivan Estate Lawyers participated as one of the gold sponsors of the STEP Canada (the Canadian branch of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners) 20th National Conference in Toronto...
Aird & Berlis LLP
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