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Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
The executor's application was dismissed with costs payable to Scotiabank.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Many financial advisors recommend that their clients make powers of attorney for property and personal care, and so are drawn into discussions about end-of-life care.
Crowe Soberman LLP
Collaborative Family Law is based on a commitment by the participants to a principled, negotiated settlement that focuses on client empowerment without the threat or use of court action.
Minden Gross LLP
In the recent case of Spence v. BMO Trust Company et al., the Ontario Court of Appeal dealt with the interesting question as to whether or not the court can set aside a bequest in a Will because it may have been motivated by racism.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Joint ownership of property is increasingly a source of family disputes. Older people commonly put assets into joint ownership with their children hoping to minimize probate fees or other taxes.
Miller Thomson LLP
It is a hallmark of common law jurisdictions that testators have freedom of testamentary disposition, subject only to three exceptions.
Clark Wilson LLP
Prior to 2016, any charitable gifts made in an individual's will were deemed to have been made by the individual immediately before death.
Clark Wilson LLP
Many estate plans involve a "bare trust." This document allows one person to hold the legal title of a property in trust for another person who is the true beneficial owner.
Crowe Soberman LLP
Have you ever Google-searched your name on the Internet? If so, were you shocked at what you discovered?
Clark Wilson LLP
After the Supreme Court of Canada decision in Carter v. Canada (Attorney General), the Special Joint Committee of Physician-Assisted Dying was appointed to make recommendations on the framework...
Dale & Lessmann LLP
My recent blog posts Changes to the Taxation of Trusts and Estates – What You Need to Know and Graduated Rate Estates – Benefits and Drawbacks touched on issues with the newly enacted tax rules for trusts and estates. Bill C-43, which came into effect January 1, 2016 (the "new rules"), was widely questioned in regards to its treatment of life interest trusts and estate donations.
Miller Thomson LLP
In an effort to recognize same sex couples as well as the increasing use of assisted reproduction, the Ontario government has put forth a number of proposed amendments to Ontario statutes in Bill 137, An Act to amend the Children's Law Reform Act, the Vital Statistics and other Acts with respect to parental recognition, also known as Cy and Ruby's Act (Parental Recognition), 2015 ("Bill 137").
Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP
A Will is an important document. It allows a person to set out what they want to happen to their affairs after they die.
WeirFoulds LLP
Bill 137 - An Act to amend the Children's Law Reform Act, the Vital Statistics Act and other Acts with respect to parental recognition, 2015 - proposes a number of amendments to the statutes dealing with parental recognition.
Minden Gross LLP
The Ontario guidelines for child support are the same as the Federal Child Support Guidelines. In Ontario, an order for child support can be made under the Family Law Act if the parents are separated or were never married.
Miller Thomson LLP
Private Client analysis: Rachel Blumenfeld, partner, and Carla Figliomeni, associate, at Miller Thomson LLP look at key cross-border issues and pitfalls to watch out for when tax planning in this popular expat destination.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
The rules introduced in Bill C-43 significantly changed the way in which donations on death are treated for tax purposes.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Bill C-43 received Royal Assent in December of 2014, ushering in a new era of estate planning with changes to the Income Tax Act.
Clark Wilson LLP
Accessing the digital assets of a deceased love one is more difficult than people might expect, explains Richard Weiland in CBC's radio program On the Coast.
Grant Thornton
In January 2016, the Department of Finance released draft legislation proposing amendments to the new life-interest trust rules, which came into effect for 2016 and subsequent tax years.
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Clark Wilson LLP
Prior to 2016, any charitable gifts made in an individual's will were deemed to have been made by the individual immediately before death.
Bennett Jones LLP
The long-awaited reform of the family law provisions of the Ontario Pension Benefits Act (PBA) came into effect on January 1, 2012, and the passage of time has brought to light the challenges...
Blaney McMurtry LLP
This week's decisions from the Court of Appeal covered a broad range of topics, including defamation, wrongful dismissal, expropriations, several contract interpretation cases, and a family law case...
Grant Thornton
The UCCB currently provides families with monthly payments of $160 for each child under the age of six, and $60 for each child ages six to 17.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Joint ownership of property is increasingly a source of family disputes. Older people commonly put assets into joint ownership with their children hoping to minimize probate fees or other taxes.
Stringer LLP
A recent Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario decision confirms that family status protection may require employers to accommodate employees' sporadic or unexpected absences to fulfill childcare obligations.
Miller Thomson LLP
It is a hallmark of common law jurisdictions that testators have freedom of testamentary disposition, subject only to three exceptions.
Rotfleisch & Samulovitch P.C.
The rules for tax deductions in family litigation are complex and depend on exact nature of the family law litigation.
Collins Barrow National Incorporated
In our November 25, 2014 Tax Alert, we outlined how the rules could result in a mismatch of tax liability to assets.
Minden Gross LLP
In the recent case of Spence v. BMO Trust Company et al., the Ontario Court of Appeal dealt with the interesting question as to whether or not the court can set aside a bequest in a Will because it may have been motivated by racism.
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