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Miller Thomson LLP
Stephen Hsia and Jillana Schmidt-Kim's article titled "Estate planning: Electronic witnessing and signing in B.C." is published in The Lawyer's Daily...
Torkin Manes LLP
On May 20, 2022, the Supreme Court of Canada released its long-awaited reasons in Barendregt v. Grebliunas, a landmark decision which considered when and how an appellate court can consider new evidence in family law cases.
Field LLP
Estate planning isn't a fun topic, but it's essential. That's especially true for business owners, from sole proprietorships to corporations. Be sure your final plans meet your hopes...
Torkin Manes LLP
Marriage contracts can be an effective tool for a couple wishing to create certainty in the event of their future separation. But failing to take care in the negotiation process can lead to the opposite result...
Miller Thomson LLP
Pursuant to British Columbia's Wills, Estates and Succession Act, S.B.C. 2009, c. 13 ("WESA"), when a person dies without a will, that person's surviving...
Gardiner Roberts LLP
Allegations of fraud and other unlawful conduct such as conspiracy are an attack on a person's integrity and should not be made lightly by litigants.
BridgePoint Financial
While maximizing the value of an estate has always been one of the more popular advance applications BridgePoint Financial receives, the skyrocketing real estate market that's developed...
Cox & Palmer
This appeal concerns a custody dispute over a child who was apprehended at the age of four by the Director of Child Protection in Prince Edward Island.
Robinson Sheppard Shapiro
On June 6, 2022, the Quebec legislator enacted an Act respecting remittance of deposits of money to account co-holders who are spouses or former spouses [Act].
O'Sullivan Estate Lawyers LLP
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Pallett Valo LLP
The Ontario government recently introduced and approved significant amendments to the new probate forms that came into effect on January 1st, 2022. In addition to the form amendments...
Pallett Valo LLP
As part of the amendments to probate forms effective July 1st, 2022, the Ministry of the Attorney General is also addressing the process for dispensing with, or reducing the amount...
Miller Thomson LLP
A recent decision by the British Columbia Court of Appeal has transformed the approach for commencing a proceeding on behalf of the estate of a deceased person in British Columbia.
Devry Smith Frank LLP
The court (again) explores – What constitutes a material change in the recent Court of Appeal decision, Licata. In order to bring a motion to change before the court, to change...
Miller Thomson LLP
The British Columbia Court of Appeal recently dealt with whether a promise to transfer property created an express trust in Virk v. Singh, 2022 BCCA 153.
O'Sullivan Estate Lawyers LLP
Jointly held assets are a popular estate planning tool because of how simple they appear. Adding a child on title to the house seems like a quick way to avoid paying probate taxes...
Lerners
Reviewing appellate cases is a worthwhile exercise for trial and appellate counsel alike.
McLennan Ross LLP
In McCarthy Estate (Re), at issue was a document labelled "Last Will and Testament" authored by the deceased that lacked any witness signatures. Witness signatures are required on such documents pursuant...
CLC (Canadian Litigation Counsel)
In Saskatchewan, The Family Property Act ("FPA") legislates the rights between common-law spouses and married couples. The FPA is specific to Saskatchewan.
CLC (Canadian Litigation Counsel)
Separation and divorce is a stressful time for all family members, including your children. Our Family Law Practice Team lawyers provide a thoughtful approach...
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