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Heads Up On Cross-Border Probate
With increased mobility, it's becoming more common to have assets in several jurisdictions, in which case, it is important to create a comprehensive estate plan that considers all of your assets and not just the assets located where you live.
Canada
18 Sep 2019
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Ontario Court Of Appeal Summaries (September 3 – 6 2019)
In Hearn v McLeod Estate, the sale of a forged Norval Morrisseau painting and the expert evidence surrounding its authenticity was at issue.
Canada
11 Sep 2019
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Bill C-78 – The Long-Awaited Overhaul Of The Federal Divorce Act
Bill C-78, An Act to amend the Divorce Act, the Family Orders and Agreements Enforcement Assistance Act and the Garnishment, Attachment and Pension Diversion Act and to make consequential
Canada
10 Sep 2019
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Changes To Probate Tax: What To Do With Your New-Found $250?
Adding to the anticipated 2018-2019 deficit, Doug Ford's provincial government has provided a $250 tax break to estates which will be probated on or after January 1, 2020
Canada
10 Sep 2019
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After The Family Court Changes A Final Order, Is The Original Order Still Enforceable?
Family Law is all about changing family dynamics. Families do not stop changing just because a court makes a final order. Parenting arrangements and child support are particularly prone
Canada
9 Sep 2019
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‘Til Death Do You Part: Who Counts As Your "Spouse" When You Die?
When a person dies without a will, the BC Wills, Estates and Succession Act sets out the default scheme of who stands to inherit the deceased person's estate, in what order of priority and to what extent.
Canada
4 Sep 2019
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Breaking The Silence: Dealing With Mental Health Issues In Estate Planning
One of the benefits that a trust and estate lawyer like myself enjoys is that we deal with people of every background
Canada
3 Sep 2019
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What If Your Spouse Shortchanges You In Their Will?
If you qualify as a "dependant" spouse, even if unmarried, you can make a Dependant Support claim under the Succession Law Reform Act.
Canada
30 Aug 2019
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Why You Should Plan For A Breakup Before Your Marriage Breaks Down
Planning for the breakdown of a marriage while the relationship is intact can be difficult and emotionally charged. However, the failure to plan for the end of a relationship
Canada
29 Aug 2019
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8 Costly Estate Planning Mistakes
Overheard at Crowe Soberman is a series of blog posts and videos where we talk about the things we talk about around the office and with our clients except
Canada
28 Aug 2019
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What Is A Continuing Power Of Attorney For Property?
A Continuing Power of Attorney for Property is a legal document in which you can appoint a person or persons to act on your behalf (called an "Attorney") with respect to your property and financial
Canada
26 Aug 2019
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Petrick (Trustee) v. Petrick, 2019 BCSC 1319 – Not All Joint Tenancies Are Created Equal
In a recent decision, the Supreme Court of British Columbia has clarified the property interests that may arise when a property is held in joint names
Canada
20 Aug 2019
13
Powers Of Attorney And Advanced Care Planning: Personal Care
(August 12, 2019, 10:55 AM EDT) -- Our last three articles reviewed some important issues involving continuing powers of attorney for property.
Canada
19 Aug 2019
14
How Old (Or Not) Should Your Executor Be?
One issue which people planning their estates frequently struggle with is who to appoint as their executor. The choice for this important role deserves serious consideration
Canada
16 Aug 2019
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What Is ‘Table' Child Support And Why Is It So Hard To Get It Reduced?
Separated spouses who pay child support are often surprised by the short shrift family lawyers give them when they ask why there is such strict adherence to the "table" child support calculated
Canada
16 Aug 2019
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Thinking Of Getting Married? Maybe You Should Consider A Marriage Contract
There is more to marriage than just a party with a DJ and catered food. Getting married is a serious legal undertaking which involves significant financial consequences.
Canada
15 Aug 2019
17
Private Client Law In Canada: Overview
A Q&A guide to private client law in Canada. The Q&A gives a high level overview of tax; tax residence; inheritance tax; buying property; wills and estate management; succession regimes; intestacy; trusts; co-ownership; ...
Canada
15 Aug 2019
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Severing A Joint Tenancy By Will; Marley v. Salga, 2019 ONSC 3527
The testator died testate, having made his last will July 29, 2015, approximately one month prior to his death.
Canada
12 Aug 2019
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Once A Gift, Always A Gift?
In a decision handed down this week, the Court of Appeal attempted to clarify a question that has frustrated family law practitioners and clients alike
Canada
7 Aug 2019
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Family Fight Over Farm Puts Question Of 'Undue Influence' Under The Microscope
Wills and contracts can be challenged in a myriad of circumstances, including if there was fraud, duress or undue influence. Recently, a Saskatchewan case caught my eye
Canada
6 Aug 2019
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