Mondaq Canada: Family and Matrimonial
Dentons
Doris Bonora is the lead of Dentons' Trust, Estates and Wealth Preservation group in Canada, and while she has been in practice for over 30 years, she remains on the cutting edge...
Dale & Lessmann LLP
It is said that in this world, nothing is certain but death and taxes. Modern estate planning aims to assist individuals to navigate both of these unpleasant certainties.
Torkin Manes LLP
Over the years, monied spouses who do not have the protection of a marriage contract have tried numerous strategies to evade the long arm of family law legislation, with varying degrees of success.
Clark Wilson LLP
Upon the breakdown of a spousal relationship, dividing property between the two spouses is often a contentious issue.
McLennan Ross LLP
For many individuals in Alberta, living in a relationship of interdependence (a common law relationship) without the benefit of marriage is a choice
Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP
In the fairly recent appellate court decision, Society of Notaries Public of British Columbia v. Law Society of British Columbia, 2017 BCCA 448, BC's highest court was faced with the question
Miller Thomson LLP
In Ontario, after the death of a married spouse, the surviving spouse has a choice to make. He or she must decide within six months of the death of the spouse whether he or she wishes...
O'Sullivan Estate Lawyers LLP
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...
O'Sullivan Estate Lawyers LLP
For those who own a cottage or vacation home, who will inherit the property and how and when it will be inherited become serious concerns and are often worrisome.
O'Sullivan Estate Lawyers LLP
Concerns about inheritance of the cottage or vacation property, including who, how and when are often worrisome for owners. In our last article, we discussed personal and emotional considerations in planning for the succession of a cottage (or other vacation home).
O'Sullivan Estate Lawyers LLP
In recent years, the importance of having a power of attorney for property in place for estate planning purposes has been emphasized given our aging population, and there has been corresponding growing litigation in the area.
Lindsay Kenney LLP
Clients often ask if they can get some or all of their legal fees reimbursed by their former spouse if they "win" the case.
O'Sullivan Estate Lawyers LLP
Since we are all human, where there's family, sooner or later there's friction. Unfortunately, all too often the family cottage can become the source of such friction.
Field LLP
Acting as an executor or personal representative is a challenging job. A personal representative is expected to follow the terms of a will, trust document or Court order and to do so prudently and competently.
Field LLP
One year ago, Michael Bond, CBE the creator of the beloved literary character, Paddington Bear, passed away in London, England at age 91.
Clark Wilson LLP
Historically, spouses were those that had undergone a formal marriage ceremony before a religious or secular authority.
Collins Barrow National Incorporated
When planning for the succession of your farm operation to the next generation, several important issues can arise. Some of the key issues include how the goals and objectives ...
Field LLP
Two years ago to this day, a promising young actor's life was cut short by a tragic accident at his Los Angeles home.
Crowe Soberman LLP
Have you ever received spam emails from a friend who has passed away? Or been reminded by Facebook of a deceased schoolmate's birthday?
Torkin Manes LLP
In the first decision of its kind in Canada, all three adult members of a polyamorous family have been recognized as parents of a child.
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Blaney McMurtry LLP
In Atos IT Solutions v Sapient Canada Inc., the Court confirmed that the "minimum performance principle" places a common law limit on expectation damages for breach of contract.
Field LLP
Perhaps encouraged by the recent decision in Marasse Estate, we have another recent case from the Alberta Court of Queen's Bench addressing an estate's ability to claim spousal support...
Aird & Berlis LLP
Interested in learning more about legal innovation and separating hype from reality? Join Melissa LaFlair, my colleague Randy Williamson, and me for our free webinar on June 7 at 11:00 a.m.
Field LLP
Alberta Courts have been busy on the topic of costs in estate litigation in the past few months
O'Sullivan Estate Lawyers LLP
Concerns about inheritance of the cottage or vacation property, including who, how and when are often worrisome for owners. In our last article, we discussed personal and emotional considerations in planning for the succession of a cottage (or other vacation home).
Crowe Soberman LLP
Have you ever received spam emails from a friend who has passed away? Or been reminded by Facebook of a deceased schoolmate's birthday?
Field LLP
One year ago, Michael Bond, CBE the creator of the beloved literary character, Paddington Bear, passed away in London, England at age 91.
Blaney McMurtry LLP
The following are our summaries of this week's civil decisions of the Ontario Court of Appeal
Blaney McMurtry LLP
As expected at this time of year, it was a quiet week at the Court of Appeal for Ontario.
Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP
In the fairly recent appellate court decision, Society of Notaries Public of British Columbia v. Law Society of British Columbia, 2017 BCCA 448, BC's highest court was faced with the question
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