Mondaq Canada: Family and Matrimonial
Schnurr Kirsh Schnurr Oelbaum Tator LLP
The recent decision in Spence v. BMO Trust Company raises very interesting questions about testamentary freedom and the power of the courts to remedy wills which contravene public policy.
Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP
A Manitoba Court of Queen's Bench decision highlights to importance of planning for all contingencies when setting up a family trust.
Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP
When administering an estate, the Executor has a duty to remain a neutral representative of the estate. Administering an estate often involves financial expenses, including professional fees for lawyers and accountants.
Clark Wilson LLP
While BC Courts have the power to remove executors and administrators, it is rarely exercised.
Basman Smith LLP
Canada, and in particular, Ontario currently has some of the most generous spousal support provisions in the world for claimant spouses.
Lerners
There are many unknowns for those who agree to act as Estate Trustees.
Cox & Palmer
In the matter of Spence v. BMO Trust Company, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice was asked to set aside a Will for public policy reasons.
Clark Wilson LLP
You can designate beneficiaries by filling out the form that your financial institution or account trustee has prepared for that purpose
Clark Wilson LLP
In a recent decision of the BC Supreme Court, Heathfield v. St. Jacques, 2015 BCSC 505, Madam Justice Ballance considered a claim to vary a will that was made when the personal circumstances of the will-maker were vastly different than those in existence at the time of his death.
Torkin Manes LLP
In Willick v. Willick, the Supreme Court of Canada held that in deciding whether the conditions for a variation exist, "it is common ground that the change must be a material change of circumstances".
Torkin Manes LLP
Family law seeks to define the rights and obligations of individual family members based on societal interests at large.
Cox & Palmer
Justice Boudreau of the Nova Scotia Supreme Court was called upon to assess this issue in the matter of B.M. v. K.S.
Clark Wilson LLP
Remarkable advancements in medical care over the past decades have significantly increased the life expectancy of Canadians.
Minden Gross LLP
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Clark Wilson LLP
Since becoming a volunteer at Covenant House, I have witnessed firsthand the dedication and sincerity of the staff as they interact with the youth at the drop-in centre.
Clark Wilson LLP
A person dying without a legally valid will is deemed to have died "intestate".
Clark Wilson LLP
The federal government recently announced amendments to the Income Tax Act (Canada) that will provide greater flexibility with respect to charitable gifts that are made in a will.
Clark Wilson LLP
The following is a short story based on true events that happened to clients of mine.
Clark Wilson LLP
Raman Johal worked closely with the Leave a Legacy Vancouver program of the Canadian Association of Gift Planners to help build awareness for Make a Will Week (MAWW)...
Clark Wilson LLP
Your will provides the opportunity to ensure that after your death your final wishes are given effect. Needless to say, your will should actually reflect your final wishes.
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Crowe Soberman LLP
This year's budget proposes generally modest tax changes including the reduction or elimination of certain business tax credits, and the introduction of measures to parallel the recent federal provisions related to the taxation of testamentary trusts and estates.
Minden Gross LLP
Part I of this series of articles reviewed some of the basic tax requirements for using trusts to split income, and Part II discussed a number of tax planning opportunities that can be accessible through the use of inter vivos trusts.
Minden Gross LLP
Snowbirds who decide to buy U.S. real estate may run into a host of cross-border tax traps, problems, and pitfalls.
Clark Wilson LLP
A person dying without a legally valid will is deemed to have died "intestate".
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Nothing is more certain than death and taxes.
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.
Clark Wilson LLP
You can designate beneficiaries by filling out the form that your financial institution or account trustee has prepared for that purpose
Clark Wilson LLP
In a recent decision of the BC Supreme Court, Heathfield v. St. Jacques, 2015 BCSC 505, Madam Justice Ballance considered a claim to vary a will that was made when the personal circumstances of the will-maker were vastly different than those in existence at the time of his death.
McLennan Ross LLP
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.
Torkin Manes LLP
In Willick v. Willick, the Supreme Court of Canada held that in deciding whether the conditions for a variation exist, "it is common ground that the change must be a material change of circumstances".
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