Mondaq Canada: Family and Matrimonial
Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP
In July, 2014, Amanda Winters noted some of the difficulties that can arise in using joint tenancies as an estate planning tool.
Clark Wilson LLP
Have you thought about what medical care you would like to receive in the event you become unable to express your wishes?
Clark Wilson LLP
Proposed amendments to the Income Tax Act were released today which include the "Family Tax Cut".
Torkin Manes LLP
In 2005, marriage equality became the law. Following a number of court decisions across the country, the Canadian government finally enacted legislation which extended the right to marry to same-sex couples.
Lerners
I made a valid will setting out how I want my estate distributed upon my death. Can someone claim more?
Torkin Manes LLP
Family lawyers have available a broad array of dispute resolution options, including collaborative negotiations, mediation, arbitration, mediation/arbitration, arbitration/mediation, or litigation.
Clark Wilson LLP
The government tabled a detailed Notice of Ways and Means Motion today to implement a number of changes announced in Budget 2014, as well as other measures.
Minden Gross LLP
An interest in a family trust and gifts can be the subject of disclosure orders in family law disputes.
Clark Wilson LLP
When you appoint someone as your attorney under an enduring power of attorney, you give them the power to take care of your financial and legal matters even if you subsequently become incapacitated.
Collins Barrow National Cooperative Inc.
The Registered Disability Savings Plan helps eligible Canadians build long-term savings. Here is an overview of this government-sponsored program.
Torkin Manes LLP
The British Columbia Supreme Court has recently opined on when a Court can remedy the misdescription of a beneficiary in a will.
McInnes Cooper
After Mr. McCorkill died, his sister asked the NB Court to void the bequest because it was illegal and/or against public policy because the NA and its activities breach Canadian law.
Clark Wilson LLP
In estate litigation, the Court is often asked to determine whether or not a plaintiff was the "spouse" of the deceased.
Clark Wilson LLP
In a previous post, we discussed amendments to the Patients Property Act that will come into effect on December 1 2014.
Clark Wilson LLP
A family member or friend has died and you are named as the executor and trustee under their will.
Bull, Housser & Tupper LLP
Read Carmen Thériault, Q.C.'s article "More wills and ways to help business owners reduce probate fees" featured in the September 9-15, 2014 edition of Business in Vancouver.
Clark Wilson LLP
In 2003, the British Columbia Law Institute began the Succession Law Reform Project with the goal of consolidating and modernizing succession law.
Clark Wilson LLP
The Public Guardian and Trustee of British Columbia plays many roles in administering and overseeing matters for individuals who lack the ability to do so.
Clark Wilson LLP
A committee is a person or entity appointed by the Court to make decisions on behalf of an adult that is not capable of making his or her own decisions.
Clark Wilson LLP
In this case, the deceased did not leave a Will. As a result, the deceased's estate would pass on intestacy to the deceased's four children.
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On August 29, 2014, the Department of Finance released 100+ pages of draft legislation. Much of the draft legislation was to enact the 2014 Federal Budget proposals.
MNP
As you may be aware, the 2014 Federal Budget did not bode well for the tax savings achieved through the use of testamentary trusts.
Clark Wilson LLP
Proposed amendments to the Income Tax Act were released today which include the "Family Tax Cut".
McMillan LLP
On March 31, 2014, BC's new Wills, Estates and Succession Act1 ("WESA") will come into force. WESA introduces new protections for beneficiaries of estates that are in danger of being disputed or deemed ineffective by a court.
Miller Thomson LLP
The 2014 Budget proposes to introduce a number of significant changes to the taxation of trusts and estates.
Collins Barrow National Cooperative Inc.
Trusts are important tools in Canadian tax and estate planning. Discretionary family trusts, in particular, have become common and are continually evolving.
Minden Gross LLP
An interest in a family trust and gifts can be the subject of disclosure orders in family law disputes.
Dentons (Canada)
Over the past few years, the BC legislature has overhauled British Columbia’s laws regarding estate planning.
Lerners
I made a valid will setting out how I want my estate distributed upon my death. Can someone claim more?
Field LLP
For many, estate planning begins and ends with the preparation and execution of a legally valid Will.
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