Mondaq Canada: Family and Matrimonial
Clark Wilson LLP
Lauren Liang's recent article on inheritance rights of children born out of wedlock was republished by Quickscribe Reporter in its June edition. Quickscribe Reporter is a well-circulated summary of Canadian law.
O’Sullivan Law
Perhaps your client owns a home or cottage that has been in the family for generations.
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Clients who've headed south for the winter may be looking at buying a U.S. vacation home.
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Many of our clients may be planning escapes to warmer climates.
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Some clients believe they'll earn lower investment returns if they use trusts in their estate planning, because trustees have restricted investment decision-making powers under trust law.
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Every adult should have a will.
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An estate plan has the ability to cause conflict among family members, which can result in estate administration delays, litigation, and even bitterness toward the deceased.
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Few people use ethical wills right now, but I predict they will become more common in the future.
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Approximately one in seven Canadians has some form of disability, such as a long-term or recurring physical, mental, sensory, psychiatric or learning challenge or impairment.
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Marriage contracts, also known as prenuptial agreements if made prior to a marriage, can be valuable planning tools to protect clients if they get separated or divorced.
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Clients' increased mobility and globalization of their assets are making it much more common for them to own property in, or have connections to, several jurisdictions.
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Today's parents often support their children well past completion of post-secondary education. For example, they might assist with a down payment on a house...
Torkin Manes LLP
There are a number of reasons family law cases are hard to settle. Here are some of the main impediments.
Torkin Manes LLP
More than 99 per cent of family law cases settle without a trial. The majority settle prior to the commencement of any litigation.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Instead, Justice Meyers held that the court has broad and inherent powers to supervise the management of estates and to control its own processes.
Clark Wilson LLP
Since 1927, legislation in British Columbia had provided that in cases of intestacy, children born out of wedlock would inherit on the same basis as children born in a marriage.
Devry Smith Frank LLP
Celebrities Justin Timberlake and wife Jessica Biel made headlines a couple years back when word spread that they had an "infidelity clause" contained within their marriage contract.
Devry Smith Frank LLP
Is there any case law that would show I am not liable for any of the following losses? When applying for a divorce, you must fill out a financial statement.
Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP
Beneficiary designations are not created equal. There is a significant difference between the status of a revocable beneficiary and an irrevocable beneficiary.
Torkin Manes LLP
Before Stephen died, he prepared a will — contrary to a court order — that split his life insurance between his two families. That's when the lawyers got involved
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Beneficiary designations are not created equal. There is a significant difference between the status of a revocable beneficiary and an irrevocable beneficiary.
Clark Wilson LLP
The definition of spouse in BC's Wills, Estates, and Succession Act says that two people are "spouses" if "they have lived with each other in a marriage-like relationship for at least two years."
Torkin Manes LLP
Before Stephen died, he prepared a will — contrary to a court order — that split his life insurance between his two families. That's when the lawyers got involved
O’Sullivan Law
I have a confession: I hate double-entry accounting. I find reading double-entry accounting statements confusing. Getting through them is frustrating and annoying.
Devry Smith Frank LLP
Celebrities Justin Timberlake and wife Jessica Biel made headlines a couple years back when word spread that they had an "infidelity clause" contained within their marriage contract.
Devry Smith Frank LLP
Many television shows and movies portray it, and many couples live it. When a couple separates, who really should keep the engagement ring?
O’Sullivan Law
This Advisory provides an overview of the basics of the administration of an estate, which for many is often something of a mystery.
Torkin Manes LLP
More than 99 per cent of family law cases settle without a trial. The majority settle prior to the commencement of any litigation.
Blaney McMurtry LLP
Following are the summaries for this week's civil decisions of the Court of Appeal for Ontario. Claims against lawyers were the theme of the week.
Devry Smith Frank LLP
Is there any case law that would show I am not liable for any of the following losses? When applying for a divorce, you must fill out a financial statement.
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