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"Impenetrable (…) Gobbledegook": Knowing And Approving Of The Contents Of Your Will
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.
Canada
15 Jul 2019
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Everyday Heroes: Appointing A Guardian For Your Minor Children
Guardians" are more than space heroes that save the galaxy: they save your minor children from becoming wards of the government. In the estate planning context, a guardian is the person you appoint to make day-to-day...
Canada
9 Jul 2019
3
Deliberate Alterations To A Will: Levesque Estate (Re), 2019 BCSC 927
A recent decision shows how the Court may find a will-maker's handwritten changes to be legally effective.
Canada
8 Jul 2019
4
What's Your Game Plan? Planning For A Successful Succession For Your Business
Sooner or later, every business leader hands over the reins. But for founders and owners of family businesses, managing a successful transition is difficult and risky.
Canada
4 Jul 2019
5
Time Is On Your Side
These are things an advisor does for you, on an ongoing basis.
Canada
 
2 Jul 2019
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When A Family Trust Is Really A Sham
Your client is the settlor of a family trust, one she claims was intended to be a gift to her children upon the last of the three children attaining the age of 30 years.
Canada
1 Jul 2019
7
Update On Medical Assistance In Dying
Additionally, the person must be at a point where death has become reasonably foreseeable.
Canada
27 Jun 2019
8
Varying Wills Under BC Law – Your Word May Not Be The Last Word - June 2019
For the purpose of these provisions, spouses include married, common law and same sex spouses and children includes both minor and adult children.
Canada
24 Jun 2019
9
Trust Basics - June 2019
The terms of an inter vivos trust are usually set out in a document signed by the settlor.
Canada
24 Jun 2019
10
The Role Of An Executor In Administering An Estate
Although many consider it an honour to be asked to act as an executor, the responsibilities involved can be complex and time consuming.
Canada
24 Jun 2019
11
Should You Be Thinking About Your Will?
People often have trouble finding the time to make or update a Will. It is at the back of their minds, but other things always manage to take priority.
Canada
21 Jun 2019
12
Should You Be Considering An Estate Freeze?
If you own assets that are expected to grow in value, such as shares in a privately held company, a portfolio of investments or land, you may be able to arrange your affairs so as to minimize income tax on any future gain ...
Canada
21 Jun 2019
13
When Will The Court Remove An Executor? Two Recent Decisions From The Supreme Court Of British Columbia
Two recent BC Supreme Court decisions required the Court to determine when it is appropriate to remove an executor of an estate: Nieweler Estate (Re) 2019 BCSC 401
Canada
21 Jun 2019
14
Avoiding Probate Fees On Private Company Shares - June 2019
Many businesses are owned through privately held companies.
Canada
21 Jun 2019
15
Alter Ego And Joint Partner Trusts - June 2019
An alter ego trust can only be created by an individual who is 65 years of age or older.
Canada
21 Jun 2019
16
Ontario Court Of Appeal Summaries (May 27 – 31, 2019)
Following are the summaries for this past week's civil decisions of the Court of Appeal for Ontario.
Canada
17 Jun 2019
17
The True Role Of The Trusted Advisor
Much has been written in recent years about the role of the "trusted advisor".
Canada
13 Jun 2019
18
Age Is Only A Number
Margaret O'Sullivan explains why parents are choosing to wait longer to give children their inheritance.
Canada
31 May 2019
19
Non-Resident Executors: From Ancillary Grants To Foreign Trusts
In our last article in this series, we talked about some of the tax and non-tax-related considerations that may arise when an estate has foreign executors or other legal representatives.
Canada
31 May 2019
20
Daniel Estate (Re): A "‘Good News' Story"
One's choice of estate trustee, attorney for property and attorney for personal care is an important one. An estate trustee faces the responsibility of administering your estate in accordance with your Will(s) following your passing
Canada
29 May 2019
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