Mondaq Canada: Family and Matrimonial
Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP
Over the past few years, Canadian courts have started taking note of the existence of trust protectors.
Minden Gross LLP
In 2013 the Department of Finance proposed to eliminate most tax benefits that have traditionally been available to certain trusts formed on the death of an individual ...
Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP
A fairly recent precedent-setting BC case considers the validity of a gift in a Will to a testamentary trust (Kellogg Estate v. Kellogg, 2013 BCSC 2292).
MNP
It’s common that engaging counsel needs to file a Motion to Compel Production of Documents, sometimes many months after our initial document request.
Crowe Soberman LLP
There are many personal documents that you must review and/or update on a regular basis. Many people don’t find time to deal with these very important matters.
MNP
Transitioning the family farm — that is, passing it to another owner when you are ready to retire or move on — is easy.
Clark Wilson LLP
We suggested that when the Wills, Estates and Succession Act came into force, the legal landscape had changed and interesting court cases would follow.
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 Incorporated
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.
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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.
Blaney McMurtry LLP
Following are the Ontario Court of Appeal Summaries for the weeks of December 22 and 29, 2014.
Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP
A fairly recent precedent-setting BC case considers the validity of a gift in a Will to a testamentary trust (Kellogg Estate v. Kellogg, 2013 BCSC 2292).
Miller Thomson LLP
Effective September 19, 2014, the Canada Revenue Agency (the "CRA") released a new Income Tax Folio on the Residence of a Trust or Estate.
Collins Barrow National Incorporated
Trusts are important tools in Canadian tax and estate planning. Discretionary family trusts, in particular, have become common and are continually evolving.
Dentons (Canada)
Over the past few years, the BC legislature has overhauled British Columbia’s laws regarding estate planning.
Field LLP
For many, estate planning begins and ends with the preparation and execution of a legally valid Will.
Miller Thomson LLP
A look at Statistics Canada figures regarding the demographics of farmers reveals some trends which will continue to shape the Canadian agriculture industry.
Miller Thomson LLP
A Justice of the British Columbia Supreme Court has held that a 1995 transfer of a farm by a father to one of his adult 6 children constituted a gift.
Moodys Gartner Tax Law LLP
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.
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