Mondaq Canada: Family and Matrimonial
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 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.
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In ancient Egypt, people once believed that their property would accompany them upon death.
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.
Walsh LLP
The issue of whether or not the maker of the Will (i.e. the "testator") had the mental capacity to understand the nature and effect of the Will is often raised within a Will challenge.
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.
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.
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.
Miller Thomson LLP
The 2014 Budget proposes to introduce a number of significant changes to the taxation of trusts and estates.
Miller Thomson LLP
The 2014 Federal Budget proposes to introduce a number of significant changes to the taxation of trusts and estates.
Dentons (Canada)
Over the past few years, the BC legislature has overhauled British Columbia’s laws regarding estate planning.
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