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Clark Wilson LLP
In a recent decision, the Supreme Court of British Columbia has clarified the property interests that may arise when a property is held in joint names
O'Sullivan Estate Lawyers LLP
(August 12, 2019, 10:55 AM EDT) -- Our last three articles reviewed some important issues involving continuing powers of attorney for property.
O'Sullivan Estate Lawyers LLP
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
O'Sullivan Estate Lawyers LLP
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; ...
Miller Thomson LLP
The testator died testate, having made his last will July 29, 2015, approximately one month prior to his death.
Clark Wilson LLP
In a decision handed down this week, the Court of Appeal attempted to clarify a question that has frustrated family law practitioners and clients alike
Devry Smith Frank LLP
Estate planning is inarguably one of the most important things you can do for yourself and your family. Not only can estate planning legally protect your spouse and assets
O'Sullivan Estate Lawyers LLP
Statistics show many Canadians are living with disabilities and many will have a long-term disability.
Blaney McMurtry LLP
Following are this week's summaries of the civil decisions of the Court of Appeal for Ontario.
O'Sullivan Estate Lawyers LLP
The family landscape is changing with increases in blended families, matrimonial breakdown and cohabiting.
Field LLP
The Supreme Court of Canada may soon be considering the intersection between estate and privacy law as well as the public policy behind the "open court" principle.
Minden Gross LLP
We are officially into summer vacation (in fact, I'm writing this while on holidays, renting a lovely house on the ocean).
Aird & Berlis LLP
John Smith is 65 and married.
O'Sullivan Estate Lawyers LLP
When discussing incapacity planning, it is important to distinguish between a will and a power of attorney.
Cox & Palmer
"Everything to each other, and if we both go, to the kids". Sound familiar? Estate planning is actually far more complicated than this.
O'Sullivan Estate Lawyers LLP
The psychology of wealth is emerging as a distinct area of academic study and research.
O'Sullivan Estate Lawyers LLP
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.
Houser Henry & Syron LLP
When a parent gives property to an adult child, the parent confirms the purpose. Was it a gift? Was it given to support the child?
Minden Gross LLP
If your spouse is in a lower tax bracket than you, several tax strategies may let you take advantage of your spouse's lower tax rate. Last time, I looked at strategies
Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP
The English case of Franks v. Sinclair & Ors serves as a not-so-friendly reminder of what can go wrong when lawyers draft wills that use complex legal language.
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Blaney McMurtry LLP
Topics covered included another decision in the ongoing Residential School Settlement saga (procedural fairness), family law (unequal division of property and striking pleadings for failure to comply with disclosure order)
Clark Wilson LLP
The case of Gully v Gully, 2018 BCSC 1590 provides useful insight on a peril of putting property into joint tenancy. The decision illustrates the importance of considering the financial status...
Clark Wilson LLP
In a recent decision, the Supreme Court of British Columbia has clarified the property interests that may arise when a property is held in joint names
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
The terms of an inter vivos trust are usually set out in a document signed by the settlor.
Clark Wilson LLP
The recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision in Quaggiotto v Quaggiotto, 2019 ONCA 107 ("Quaggiotto") helps to clarify the level of knowledge courts expect a will-maker
Blaney McMurtry LLP
Following are this week's summaries of the civil decisions of the Court of Appeal for Ontario.
Devry Smith Frank LLP
Estate planning is inarguably one of the most important things you can do for yourself and your family. Not only can estate planning legally protect your spouse and assets
Field LLP
The Supreme Court of Canada may soon be considering the intersection between estate and privacy law as well as the public policy behind the "open court" principle.
Fogler, Rubinoff LLP
The government has not proposed any legislation at this time, so the details of any reform remain vague.
O'Sullivan Estate Lawyers LLP
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; ...
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