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By Susannah Roth, Margaret O'Sullivan
Our last four articles in this series reviewed important legal issues relating to powers of attorney for personal care.
By Susannah Roth, Margaret O'Sullivan
(August 12, 2019, 10:55 AM EDT) -- Our last three articles reviewed some important issues involving continuing powers of attorney for property.
By Susannah Roth
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
By Margaret O'Sullivan
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; ...
By Susannah Roth, Margaret O'Sullivan
Statistics show many Canadians are living with disabilities and many will have a long-term disability.
By Marly Peikes
The family landscape is changing with increases in blended families, matrimonial breakdown and cohabiting.
By Susannah Roth, Margaret O'Sullivan
When discussing incapacity planning, it is important to distinguish between a will and a power of attorney.
By Margaret O'Sullivan
The psychology of wealth is emerging as a distinct area of academic study and research.
By Susannah Roth
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.
By Margaret O'Sullivan
Additionally, the person must be at a point where death has become reasonably foreseeable.
By Susannah Roth
Much has been written in recent years about the role of the "trusted advisor".
By Margaret O'Sullivan
(May 8, 2019, 9:50 AM EDT) -- With increased mobility of people and their assets, more and more estates have a multijurisdictional dimension.
By Margaret O'Sullivan
Margaret O'Sullivan explains why parents are choosing to wait longer to give children their inheritance.
By Margaret O'Sullivan
In our last article in this series, we talked about some of the tax and non-tax-related considerations that may arise when an estate has foreign executors or other legal representatives.
By Margaret O'Sullivan
Now that the flurry of another tax season has come and gone, and we can put tax return preparation to the side until next year, its seems timely to consider in a dispassionate way how Canadian tax rates stack up against other countries, in particular the U.S.. Do we pay too much tax compared to other countries?