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Can You Disinherit Your Child?
The family landscape is changing with increases in blended families, matrimonial breakdown and cohabiting.
Canada
1 Aug 2019
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Outside Marriage, Outside Your Estate? Boilerplate Clauses And Modern Families
One of the most important aspects of estate planning for families is ensuring that everyone who is considered to be part of the family is able to share in the family wealth after death.
Canada
24 Jul 2019
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Using Letters Of Wishes To Guide Your Guardians
In order to address this, parents should consider a "letter of wishes" to the guardians of their children.
Canada
16 May 2019
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Estate Planning For Millennials: The Importance Of Family Law Considerations
In my July 2018 article Estate planning for millennials: No time like the present, I discussed the importance of millennials and estate planning and the unintended consequences that can result from failing to have proper planning in place.
Canada
1 Mar 2019
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Help Clients Appoint A Guardian For Minor Children
Parents often feel a sense of urgency about having a will in place to appoint a guardian for their minor children (any child under the age of majority).
Canada
1 Feb 2019
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Never Too Young To Start: Family Law Considerations For Millennials
In a prior blog on millennials and estate planning, I discussed its importance for the younger generation and the unintended consequences ...
Canada
18 Jan 2019
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Marriage In Canada - The Marital Deduction And Other Tax Relief And Property Rights On Marital Breakdown And Death
A majority of the Carter Commission advocated a "comprehensive tax base", as "[t]he first and most essential purpose of taxation is to share the burden of the state fairly among all individuals and families."
Canada
12 Oct 2018
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Critical Dates In Estate Administration: What You Need To Know
When a loved one passes away, whether it is expected or not, their death begins not only the process of grieving by those left behind, but also the process of dealing with what the deceased family member has left behind
Canada
30 Aug 2018
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Planning For Succession Of A Cottage Or Vacation Home: Matrimonial Issues
Owners of cottages or vacation homes often have concerns and worries hen it comes to succession issues. Alleviating or minimizing these concerns requires a review of three main types...
Canada
5 Jul 2018
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Gifts And Loans To Adult Children: What You Need To Know
Parents frequently provide help out of the goodness of their hearts without considering the impact this may have at a later date.
Canada
18 May 2018
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Domestic Contracts To Protect Family Wealth: Unassailable Or Not?
When family wealth is at stake, parents may wish to encourage their children to enter into a domestic contract with their partners.
Canada
18 Dec 2017
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Reproductive Technology And Estate Law: The Road To Progress Is Paved With Good Intentions
On January 1, 2017, most of the provisions of the All Families Are Equal Act (Parentage and Related Registrations Statute Law Amendments), 2016 (S.O. 2016, c. 23) came into effect in Ontario.
Canada
25 Sep 2017
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The New Normal: Assisting A Child With Buying A Home
A current trend in the increasingly expensive Canadian housing market is parents helping children or grandchildren and their spouses with a down payment or mortgage on a first home.
Canada
10 Aug 2017
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Advise Clients About Potential Forced Heirship
And we as advisors should review these limits with our clients during the estate planning process.
Canada
24 Jul 2017
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One Way To Protect The Matrimonial Home
Perhaps your client owns a home or cottage that has been in the family for generations.
Canada
21 Jul 2017
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Are Marriage Contracts Enforceable?
Marriage contracts, also known as prenuptial agreements if made prior to a marriage, can be valuable planning tools to protect clients if they get separated or divorced.
Canada
20 Jul 2017
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Why Family Gifts And Loans Require Planning
Today's parents often support their children well past completion of post-secondary education. For example, they might assist with a down payment on a house...
Canada
19 Jul 2017
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Keeping Things Up-To-Date
Putting estate planning documents in place can be a daunting task, but it does not end there. Estate planning is an organic process that requires ongoing attention and revision.
Canada
6 Jul 2017
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Estate Planning And Marital Property Considerations
A marriage contract can also provide for a deduction of the value of a matrimonial home at the date of the marriage to protect against its value being immediately subject to equalization...
Canada
19 May 2017
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