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Dale & Lessmann LLP
As we live through the effects and realities of COVID-19, it's important to remember this is actually a good time to think about and implement your estate planning if you have not already done so.
WeirFoulds LLP
In a matter of weeks, the COVID-19 outbreak has changed the world in completely unprecedented ways. The vast majority of us are staying home and practicing social distancing and self-isolation to do our part in flattening the curve of infection.
Clark Wilson LLP
Property division is a hotly contested issue in many family law matters. Family property is usually divisible 50-50, unless one party successfully argues for a reapportionment of family assets.
MacDonald & Associates
As a couple's relationship grows and evolves over time, the parties come to share a lot: from raising and tending to their children and pets, to owning property and running a business together.
Gardiner Roberts LLP
Absent a sequel by way of appeal, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice may have struck the final blow to the head of "zombie deeds".
McLennan Ross LLP
A recent Alberta decision has addressed the issue of a Testator leaving two wills without either document containing an express revocation clause .
Clark Wilson LLP
A recent article from CBC News Vancouver, "Why a lack of oversight of surrogacy in Canada leaves some parents feeling taken advantage of" raises questions about the level of transparency...
Devry Smith Frank LLP
A 17-year-old High school student was driven to therapy appointments by the school chaplain without parents' permission. Is this even legal?
Miller Thomson LLP
In Lutz Estate v Lutz, 2020 SKCA 14, the Court of Appeal for Saskatchewan confirmed that under certain circumstances, "reasonable provision" under the Saskatchewan Dependants' Relief Act may require the entire estate being used.
Crowe MacKay LLP
In my view, the most taxpayer-friendly rules in the Canadian tax system include the capital gains exemption on the sale of a Principal Residence...
Field LLP
The Ontario Superior Court of Justice has recognized the privacy tort of placing the plaintiff in a false light, awarding both compensatory and punitive damages for same.
Field LLP
When you pass away, your Will can be challenged and declared invalid on the basis that, at the time you made it, you lacked mental capacity.
Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP
Under a power of attorney instrument, an adult authorizes another person (or institution – e.g., a professional trust company or the Public Guardian and Trustee of BC) to make decisions or do...
McLennan Ross LLP
Farming is a fundamental part of our Canadian society and history. Entire generations of families have lived, thrived, and survived on the same land.
Watson Goepel LLP
Limitations dates, or deadlines for taking legal action, are one of the most important issues at the outset of any legal claim.
Torkin Manes LLP
Throughout Canada, a divorced parent's child support obligation includes the sharing of a child's special or extraordinary expenses.
Miller Thomson LLP
In Ontario, if an individual dies without a valid will, their estate will pass in accordance with the laws of intestacy, which are set out in the Succession Law Reform Act, R.S.O. 1990,...
McKercher LLP
Have you ever wondered what happens to a person's property when he or she passes away without having a valid Will?
O'Sullivan Estate Lawyers LLP
As new trust reporting and disclosure rules come into force for 2021, the New Year will see wills, trusts and estates lawyers grappling with how the changes impact their practice...
Clark Wilson LLP
Since the Family Law Act, S.B.C. 2011, c. 25 ("FLA") came into force in 2013, the courts have grappled with the meaning of "significantly unfair" in the context of reapportionment claims.
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