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O'Sullivan Estate Lawyers LLP
In order to address this, parents should consider a "letter of wishes" to the guardians of their children.
O'Sullivan Estate Lawyers LLP
In Canada, succession rights are often discussed in the framework of testamentary freedom - see for example our previous blog regarding testamentary freedom which discusses disinheriting
O'Sullivan Estate Lawyers LLP
Life spans are increasing. Consider that in Canada over the last decade alone, life expectancy for those who reach 65 has climbed by two years,
Macdonald Sager Manis LLP
In a traditional marriage the Wife may be the primary care giver for the children and the Husband the primary breadwinner.
Torkin Manes LLP
Many Canadian families with a moderate degree of wealth create a family trust.
Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP
April 7 to 13, 2019 is "Make a Will Week" in British Columbia, which encourages the public to make a will or bring an existing will up-to-date
Fasken
The first budget of Ford's Ontario government was introduced on April 11, 2019. The 2019 Budget includes proposed changes to the Estates Administration Tax Act, 1998, and an associated Regulation, ...
Miller Thomson LLP
The Alberta Land Titles office no longer accepts powers of attorney for general registration.
O'Sullivan Estate Lawyers LLP
There are important decisions that need to be made when parents with young families prepare their wills, including who will act as guardian of their minor children should both parents die.
Clark Wilson LLP
In the Court's determination of a wills variation claim and what is "adequate, just and equitable", the Court will consider legal and moral obligations owed by the Deceased to the claimant.
Clark Wilson LLP
In a recent decision, Mother 1 v. Solus Trust Company, 2019 BCSC 200, Justice Myers questioned the relevance of the term "marriage-like relationship", a central issue in many estates and family cases.
Clark Wilson LLP
Two recent decisions from the Supreme Court of British Columbia illustrate the importance, and difficulty, of determining the intentions someone who transfers property when ownership
Spiegel Sohmer
Proper estate and incapacity planning are important for people from all walks of life, however there are often important nuances to understand ...
O'Sullivan Estate Lawyers LLP
Many people who live or have assets in Ontario are concerned about the amount of Estate Administration Tax (probate fees or "EAT") that will be payable on their death given the high rate of approximately 1.5% of the value of estate assets.
Miller Thomson LLP
No contest clauses, or "in terrorem" clauses (latin for "in terror" or "by way of threat") are often used in wills to attempt to create a consequence or an ability to prevent a gift, if certain conditions are not met or certain actions are taken.
Miller Thomson LLP
When estate planning involves a transaction with an elderly person or a person of full age in a vulnerable situation ("Vulnerable Person"), lawyers and notaries ("Legal Advisers") must be careful to reconcile the wishes of the parties, the protection of the vulnerable client and professional secrecy.
O'Sullivan Estate Lawyers LLP
In this Client Advisory, we present an overview of Ontario's estate administration tax (formerly "probate fees") regime. As well, we highlight reporting requirements implemented by the Ontario
Bennett Jones LLP
If you are a beneficiary in a will that contains a no-contest clause, and you don't like what the will directs, be careful before you question its validity. You just might lose everything.
Rotfleisch & Samulovitch P.C.
This article is part two of the five parts "Election Series" whereby the tax consequences and available election for inter-vivos transfer of property between spouses is discussed.
Lawson Lundell LLP
Second marriages are common. They frequently occur when one or both individuals already have adult children. Sometimes these melded families work and everyone gets along, or at least are pleasant enough to each other.
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Topics covered included another decision in the ongoing Residential School Settlement saga (procedural fairness), family law (unequal division of property and striking pleadings for failure to comply with disclosure order)
Clark Wilson LLP
The case of Gully v Gully, 2018 BCSC 1590 provides useful insight on a peril of putting property into joint tenancy. The decision illustrates the importance of considering the financial status...
Fogler, Rubinoff LLP
The government has not proposed any legislation at this time, so the details of any reform remain vague.
Miller Thomson LLP
Born in Vancouver, raised in Toronto, educated in New York, graduate degree from England, first job in Hong Kong, transferred to Tokyo, retired in the Cayman Islands.
Torkin Manes LLP
Many Canadian families with a moderate degree of wealth create a family trust.
Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP
April 7 to 13, 2019 is "Make a Will Week" in British Columbia, which encourages the public to make a will or bring an existing will up-to-date
Macdonald Sager Manis LLP
In a traditional marriage the Wife may be the primary care giver for the children and the Husband the primary breadwinner.
O'Sullivan Estate Lawyers LLP
Life spans are increasing. Consider that in Canada over the last decade alone, life expectancy for those who reach 65 has climbed by two years,
Fasken
The first budget of Ford's Ontario government was introduced on April 11, 2019. The 2019 Budget includes proposed changes to the Estates Administration Tax Act, 1998, and an associated Regulation, ...
O'Sullivan Estate Lawyers LLP
In Canada, succession rights are often discussed in the framework of testamentary freedom - see for example our previous blog regarding testamentary freedom which discusses disinheriting
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