Mondaq Canada: Family and Matrimonial
O'Sullivan Estate Lawyers LLP
In a prior blog on millennials and estate planning, I discussed its importance for the younger generation and the unintended consequences ...
O'Sullivan Estate Lawyers LLP
As families become more complex, so, too, does the work for the wills, trusts and estates boutiques.
O'Sullivan Estate Lawyers LLP
Billionaire Bill Gates once said, "With great wealth comes great responsibility." In high-net-worth families, that responsibility falls squarely on the parents if they want to prevent their offspring from frittering away the family finances.
Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP
The Court accepted that Ms. Gully had made this transfer as part of her estate plan, which also included a will executed in 2015.
Torkin Manes LLP
A New Yorker cartoon famously pictures two young children admiring their Christmas tree. Presents are stacked so high, the tree is barely visible.
Pallett Valo LLP
You've heard the terms – cryptocurrency, blockchain, bitcoin – but unless you have been personally dabbling in the emerging virtual currency marketplace, it is unlikely you have given it much thought.
Clark Wilson LLP
Mr. Paterson, the testator and father of the appellant, had three daughters.
McCague Borlack LLP
In Lee v Ponte, 2018 ONCA 1021, the Ontario Court of Appeal considered whether S.7 of the Limitations Act...
Fogler, Rubinoff LLP
The government has not proposed any legislation at this time, so the details of any reform remain vague.
Devry Smith Frank LLP
When divorce is contemplated by either one or both spouses, often it is time to start thinking about the division of assets.
Clark Wilson LLP
A recent decision from the Court of Appeal for British Columbia outlines the rights and obligations between spouses in life and after death, and how these shift on separation.
Blaney McMurtry LLP
A trust company manages the money through an investment account.
O'Sullivan Estate Lawyers LLP
We live in a world in which personal privacy is under siege, or perhaps simply not valued as much by many as it was by prior generations.
Miller Thomson LLP
Estate planning is not an easy task, as families are complicated.
Miller Thomson LLP
Billions of users of social media networks regularly share their personal lives on platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.
Devry Smith Frank LLP
More than ever, unmarried (or "common law") couples are living in conjugal relationships that are indistinguishable from marriage. Many of these couples will be surprised to learn that, in Ontario,
Gowling WLG
If you have multiple wills, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice's recent decision in Re Milne may have an impact on your wills.
Clark Wilson LLP
In a recent BC Supreme Court case, Zhang v. Fan, 2018 BCSC 2162, Clark Wilson LLP successfully obtained a $350,000 interim advance for legal fees on behalf of its client.
Torkin Manes LLP
In recent times, the concept of family has experienced tremendous change.
Devry Smith Frank LLP
We have recently looked at the validity of a Will, when the uncertainty of the testator's wishes are apparent.
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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.
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...
Miller Thomson LLP
Born in Vancouver, raised in Toronto, educated in New York, graduate degree from England, first job in Hong Kong, transferred to Tokyo, retired in the Cayman Islands.
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)
Fogler, Rubinoff LLP
The technique of using multiple wills, which became the standard among estate planning solicitors as a method of limiting the amount ...
Blaney McMurtry LLP
Following are our summaries of the civil decisions of the Court of Appeal for Ontario released this past week.
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...
Blaney McMurtry LLP
As expected at this time of year, it was a quiet week at the Court of Appeal for Ontario.
Fogler, Rubinoff LLP
The government has not proposed any legislation at this time, so the details of any reform remain vague.
Pallett Valo LLP
You've heard the terms – cryptocurrency, blockchain, bitcoin – but unless you have been personally dabbling in the emerging virtual currency marketplace, it is unlikely you have given it much thought.
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