Mondaq Canada: Family and Matrimonial
Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP
The English case of Franks v. Sinclair & Ors serves as a not-so-friendly reminder of what can go wrong when lawyers draft wills that use complex legal language.
Torkin Manes LLP
For many family law lawyers, a cocktail party can become a hotbed for questions rooted in "what if" and "I'm asking for a friend." For the curious party-goer, the topics inevitably focus on the
Torkin Manes LLP
Laurie Pawlitza of our Family Law Group breaks down the biggest mistakes people make when separating. Hint: there's little be gained by being vindictive.
Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP
Guardians" are more than space heroes that save the galaxy: they save your minor children from becoming wards of the government. In the estate planning context, a guardian is the person you appoint to make day-to-day...
Torkin Manes LLP
As you might imagine, a marriage contract — an agreement that says what will happen in the event that you separate — is rarely seen as a romantic gesture.
Clark Wilson LLP
A recent decision shows how the Court may find a will-maker's handwritten changes to be legally effective.
Dentons
When it comes to claims brought by family members pursuant to s. 61 of the FLA, the latest word from an Ontario court indicates that the two year limitation period applies to those claims as separate causes of action.
Torkin Manes LLP
Self-represented litigants are typically able to expect some flexibility from the judicial process, but there are risks when they try to manage a case without a lawyer
Houser Henry & Syron LLP
Sooner or later, every business leader hands over the reins. But for founders and owners of family businesses, managing a successful transition is difficult and risky.
Lawyers Financial
These are things an advisor does for you, on an ongoing basis.
Blaney McMurtry LLP
Your client is the settlor of a family trust, one she claims was intended to be a gift to her children upon the last of the three children attaining the age of 30 years.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
For the purpose of these provisions, spouses include married, common law and same sex spouses and children includes both minor and adult children.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
Although many consider it an honour to be asked to act as an executor, the responsibilities involved can be complex and time consuming.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
People often have trouble finding the time to make or update a Will. It is at the back of their minds, but other things always manage to take priority.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
If you own assets that are expected to grow in value, such as shares in a privately held company, a portfolio of investments or land, you may be able to arrange your affairs so as to minimize income tax on any future gain ...
Clark Wilson LLP
Two recent BC Supreme Court decisions required the Court to determine when it is appropriate to remove an executor of an estate: Nieweler Estate (Re) 2019 BCSC 401
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
There can be many good reasons to enter into a Marriage or Cohabitation Agreement.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
Many businesses are owned through privately held companies.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
An alter ego trust can only be created by an individual who is 65 years of age or older.
Torkin Manes LLP
Family law litigation works best when both parties' conduct is rooted in good faith and focused on an efficient resolution of the disputed issues. Unfortunately
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Topics covered included another decision in the ongoing Residential School Settlement saga (procedural fairness), family law (unequal division of property and striking pleadings for failure to comply with disclosure order)
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In Hughes v. Liquor Control Board of Ontario, the Court affirmed a motion judge's dismissal of a proposed class action against the LCBO stemming from an agreement between the LCBO and Brewer's
Clark Wilson LLP
The case of Gully v Gully, 2018 BCSC 1590 provides useful insight on a peril of putting property into joint tenancy. The decision illustrates the importance of considering the financial status...
Blaney McMurtry LLP
Following are the summaries for this past week's civil decisions of the Court of Appeal for Ontario.
Fogler, Rubinoff LLP
The government has not proposed any legislation at this time, so the details of any reform remain vague.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
For the purpose of these provisions, spouses include married, common law and same sex spouses and children includes both minor and adult children.
Clark Wilson LLP
The recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision in Quaggiotto v Quaggiotto, 2019 ONCA 107 ("Quaggiotto") helps to clarify the level of knowledge courts expect a will-maker
Blaney McMurtry LLP
In Holly v. Greco, the Court upheld the motion judge's order striking the husband's Answer for failure to comply with a support order, but varied the order to provide the husband
Blaney McMurtry LLP
Following are the summaries for this week's civil decisions of the Court of Appeal for Ontario
Blaney McMurtry LLP
The key decision of the week was Reference re Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act, in which the Court found the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act (the "Act") to be constitutional
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