Mondaq Canada: Family and Matrimonial
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.
Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP
As estate planners, we often receive confessions from our clients that they had a tough time getting the motivation to have their estate plans drawn up.
Clark Wilson LLP
As an aside, I am less than thrilled with the impact of the 21 day notice requirement on the estate administration process.
Clark Wilson LLP
The Wills, Estates and Succession Act is now in force, and we are beginning to see its application in our estate practice.
Clark Wilson LLP
The British Columbia Supreme Court recently refused to vary a mother’s Will that left only a token $10,000 to an estranged son.
Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP
If you own a home, a recreational property, or some other piece of real property, what is the best way to deal with it in your estate plan?
Minden Gross LLP
Thinking about what to include in your will? If you are like most people, your thoughts are probably focused on who gets what, and who will take care of the kids.
Clark Wilson LLP
In Morton v Christian, 2014 BCSC 1303, the British Columbia Supreme Court (the "Court") grappled with the issue of proper revocation of a Will.
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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.
Clark Wilson LLP
In estate litigation, the Court is often asked to determine whether or not a plaintiff was the "spouse" of the deceased.
Lerners
In ancient Egypt, people once believed that their property would accompany them upon death.
Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP
The court removed and replaced a lay trustee for failing to meet the "prudent investor" standard set out in s. 15.2 of B.C.’s Trustee Act, and at common law.
Miller Thomson LLP
The 2014 Budget proposes to introduce a number of significant changes to the taxation of trusts and estates.
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.
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.
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.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
In 1998, Jeffrey was taken by the Catholic Children’s Aid Society from his teenage parents, and he and his siblings were placed in the care of their grandparents.
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