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Clark Wilson LLP
In our 2013 article "Dealing with Digital Assets in an Estate", we discussed the importance of identifying, cataloguing, and planning for your digital assets, an often overlooked aspect of estate planning.
WeirFoulds LLP
It is estimated that approximately 44 million people around the world suffer with some form of dementia.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
On December 17, 2014, Bill C-43 received Royal Assent, ushering in a new era of estate planning with proposed changes to the Income Tax Act (the "Tax Act").
Clark Wilson LLP
As I wrote in an earlier blog, section 58 of WESA now gives the Court the power to order that a document that does not meet the formal requirements of a Will is nevertheless effective as a Will.
Clark Wilson LLP
An inter vivos trust (such as a family trust) is created when an individual (called the settlor) transfers property to a trustee to be held for the benefit of the beneficiaries of the trust.
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In addition to benefiting the community, the act of giving could increase the wellbeing, self-esteem and reputation of the donors themselves.
Clark Wilson LLP
WESA, the new estate legislation, contains a "dispensing power", which allows a Court to order that a writing that does not meet the formal requirements of a Will is still effective as a Will.
Clark Wilson LLP
Those who have read Amy Mortimore’s earlier blog on spousal status may recall that spousal status is a "threshold question" in most estate litigation...
Minden Gross LLP
The deceased had agreed to a Consent Order, the terms of which obligated him to maintain a life insurance policy with his wife as the beneficiary, for as long as he was required to pay child and or spousal support.
Minden Gross LLP
In the recent case of Midtdal v Pohl, 2014 ABQB 646, the issue was whether or not a certain transfer gave rise to a resulting trust—nothing less than the family farm was at stake.
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".
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Effective on January 1, 2016, there will be significant changes to the manner in which trusts created under a will are subject to income tax.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
On December 17, 2014, Bill C-43 received Royal Assent, ushering in a new era of estate planning with proposed changes to the Income Tax Act.
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.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
On December 17, 2014, Bill C-43 received Royal Assent, ushering in a new era of estate planning with proposed changes to the Income Tax Act (the "Tax Act").
Minden Gross LLP
Samantha Prasad shares planning tips for your RRSP in "RRSP tax plan: Tips to help you and your family make the most of your RRSPs" published in The TaxLetter, January 2015 edition.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
On December 17, 2014, Bill C-43 received Royal Assent, ushering in a new era of estate planning with proposed changes to the Income Tax Act (the "Tax Act").
TaxChambers LLP
On Monday, the 2nd of February, 2015, the Department of Treasury released the Obama Administration’s 2016 Budget (Green Book).
Clark Wilson LLP
An inter vivos trust (such as a family trust) is created when an individual (called the settlor) transfers property to a trustee to be held for the benefit of the beneficiaries of the trust.
Minden Gross LLP
The deceased had agreed to a Consent Order, the terms of which obligated him to maintain a life insurance policy with his wife as the beneficiary, for as long as he was required to pay child and or spousal support.
Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP
Over the past few years, Canadian courts have started taking note of the existence of trust protectors.
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