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Field LLP
If you have a will, you may have spelled out your detailed wishes for your funeral in the document. Would you be surprised to know that your personal representative does not have to follow them?
The Ross Firm
This post is third in an ongoing series in which we look at some of the basics of traditional court divorce. Last week, we talked about the various courts in Ontario ...
Torkin Manes LLP
A persistent irritant for spouses obliged to pay spousal support is the recipient spouse who refuses to work.
Nelligan O'Brien Payne LLP
In this era of international travel, important questions arise for families with children.
Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP
It is a general rule that a sale of a capital asset (such as real property) will trigger tax in the hands of the seller on any gains.
The Ross Firm
Last week, we started the first in a series of blog posts aimed at uncovering the basics of traditional court divorce.
Field LLP
Clarity matters when preparing your will and estate plan in Alberta. Even a seemingly simple direction to divide your estate equally between your children may run into unexpected problems if you have a complex family structure and are not clear enough about your wishes in your Will.
Field LLP
June 25th 2017 was the eighth anniversary of the death of Michael Jackson, the undisputed King of Pop. Albertans preparing wills and estate plans should look beyond the sensational headlines about the singer's life and the circumstances of his death and consider the issues faced by Jackson's estate when creating their own estate plans.
Fogler, Rubinoff LLP
Most people are hesitant when it comes to dealing with their Wills and Powers of Attorney. Death and Disability are not easy subjects to deal with.
Field LLP
What would you look for in a document to determine if it was a legally valid will? An Australian man's estate recently made headlines when the Queensland Supreme Court admitted an unsent text message...
Collins Barrow National Incorporated
We have been hearing it for decades: 30 per cent of family firms survive to the second generation and only 10 per cent survive to the third generation.
Cox & Palmer
As the Honourable Madam Justice Newbury states in the opening paragraphs of the decision in Parrett v. Parrett, 2016 BCCA 151, the facts of this case are "unremarkable."
The Ross Firm
Over the last few weeks, our blog posts have looked at various alternative dispute resolution (ADR) methods for resolving family law matters.
O'Sullivan Law
One of the increasing challenges facing parents and other family members today is achieving success in their estate planning - passing on their wealth well.
Collins Barrow National Incorporated
When individuals die, they are deemed to have disposed of all of their assets at fair market value at the time of death.
The Ross Firm
Over our last few posts, we've been discussing alternative dispute resolution in family law.
McLennan Ross LLP
In Mcleod v Mcleod, Ms. McLeod applied for an interim matrimonial property order directing that she and her soon-to-be ex-husband share equally in season tickets for Oilers hockey games, including playoffs...q
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Since the Supreme Court of Canada decisions of Pecore and Madsen Estate v. Saylor were released in 2007, the courts have seen an increase in challenges to jointly-owned assets...
Goldman Sloan Nash & Haber LLP
The Ontario Bar Association has designated November as "Make a Will Month".
Fogler, Rubinoff LLP
This is the fourth article in a four-part series on wills and estate planning.
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McCague Borlack LLP
The application judge found that an oral agreement was made between Moore and the deceased in 2000, shortly after their separation, to the effect that she would pay the premiums from...
O'Sullivan Law
In estate planning, a parent typically wishes to provide for their children and each child's family.
TaxChambers LLP
For Canadian tax purposes, an estate is now deemed to be a trust under a 2013 amendment to the subsection 248(1) definition of a trust.
Lerners
Many spousal support payors assume that their spousal support obligations will end when they retire. If you are paying support to a former spouse, however, don't assume that your support obligations will end with your employment.
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
Welcome to the 19th issue of the Blakes Pensions Newsletter.
The Ross Firm
On behalf of Jenn McMillan of The Ross Firm Professional Corporation posted in Family/Matrimonial Law on Monday, October 16, 2017.
The Ross Firm
In our last post, we looked at some of the benefits of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) for resolving separation and divorce issues.
Pallett Valo LLP
Prior to January 1st, 2017, the parent of a child, for the purposes of succession, was the father or mother of a child.
Fogler, Rubinoff LLP
As a general rule of thumb, we suggested that if your estate planning documents are more than three to five years old, it's time to review and up-date them.
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