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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 Eckford v. Vanderwood, 2014 BCCA 261, the British Columbia Court of Appeal (the "Court") was faced with an appeal of a wills variation action.
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.
Clark Wilson LLP
In cases where the donor places a condition or restriction on a gift, it can be more difficult to determine when the gift became effective.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
The WESA is both a consolidation and a substantial overhaul of British Columbia’s legislation relating to wills and estates.
Minden Gross LLP
The 2014 Federal budget proposes a number of changes to the taxation of testamentary trusts (trusts created upon the death of an individual pursuant to a Will).
Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP
With the implementation of the Wills Estates and Succession Act on March 31, 2014, marriage no longer automatically revokes a will.
Segal LLP
In addition to benefiting the community, the act of giving could increase the wellbeing, self-esteem and reputation of the donors themselves.
Miller Thomson LLP
The Court of Appeal for Ontario was tasked with determining, inter alia, to whom the funds held in several joint accounts belonged.
FH&P Lawyers LLP
You can apply to the court to have a "testamentary record", which includes data stored electronically, declared a valid will.
Clark Wilson LLP
June 6th marks the 70th anniversary of D-Day, when Allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy to gain a key strategic foothold in German-occupied western Europe.
Richards Buell Sutton LLP
March 31 of 2014 ushers in a new era for Wills and Estates in BC, as the Wills, Estates and Succession Act takes effect.
Clark Wilson LLP
The British Columbia Supreme Court recently handed down a Wills Variation Act ("WVA") decision in McEwan v. McEwan, 2014 BCSC 916.
Clark Wilson LLP
The "Wills, Estates and Succession Act" allows the Court to declare that a writing or record that does not meet the formal requirements of wills is, nonetheless, fully effective as a will.
Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP
A Representation Agreement allows you to appoint someone else to deal with your personal and medical decisions during your lifetime.
McLennan Ross LLP
On March 5, 2014, the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench released the decision of Justice Belzil in "Re Young Estate", 2014 ABQB 125.
McLennan Ross LLP
It is a conversation that most wills and estates lawyers have had more times than they wish to count.
Collins Barrow National Cooperative Inc.
Moves by the IRS and the CRA seeking to tax Bitcoin owners have highlighted the difficulties of reconciling virtual assets with real world legal constructs.
Clark Wilson LLP
Marion Allan provided a review of "BC Cases Interpreting the Property Division Provisions of the Family Law Act" at a Continuing Legal Education conference.
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The Respondent admitted that he had processed trades based on requests from a spouse without power of attorney rather than the client.
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.
Lawson Lundell LLP
It is common for someone writing a will to appoint as their executor a family member or friend.
Minden Gross LLP
The 2014 Federal budget proposes a number of changes to the taxation of testamentary trusts (trusts created upon the death of an individual pursuant to a Will).
Dentons (Canada)
Over the past few years, the BC legislature has overhauled British Columbia’s laws regarding estate planning.
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.
Davis LLP
Quebec’s paternity and parental leave regime for fathers is the most generous of its kind in Canada.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
The WESA is both a consolidation and a substantial overhaul of British Columbia’s legislation relating to wills and estates.
Field LLP
For many, estate planning begins and ends with the preparation and execution of a legally valid Will.
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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