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Equity Rules The Day: The Supreme Court Of Canada Clarifies The Tenets Of Proprietary Estoppel
In December 2017, the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in Cowper-Smith v. Morgan, 2017 SCC 61, a case dealing with the issue of proprietary estoppel.
Canada
9 Jan 2018
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Make A Will Month Provides An Annual Checkup For Lawyers And The Public
According to a 2012 survey conducted by lawyers' insurance company LawPRO, 56 per cent of Canadian adults do not have a signed will and 71 per cent do not have a signed power of attorney.
Canada
27 Nov 2017
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The Limitations Of Limitation Periods In Estates Litigation
Over the past year, the Court of Appeal for Ontario has released a number of decisions which consider the application of limitation periods in trusts and estates litigation.
Canada
17 Aug 2017
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21st Century Estate Practice: Shrunken Heads And Sperm
WeirFoulds Partner Clare Burns co-authored an article in The Lawyer's Daily providing some useful tips on how estate practitioners can deal with unusual assets.
Canada
16 Aug 2017
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Parental Recognition And Proposed Amendments To Ontario Legislation: Part 2
In February 2016, we wrote about the Cy and Ruby's Act (Parental Recognition), 2015, which proposed a number of amendments to statutes dealing with parental recognition.
Canada
9 Dec 2016
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Proposed Amendments To Ontario Legislation In Respect Of Parental Recognition
Bill 137 - An Act to amend the Children's Law Reform Act, the Vital Statistics Act and other Acts with respect to parental recognition, 2015 - proposes a number of amendments to the statutes dealing with parental recognition.
Canada
18 Feb 2016
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Common Misconceptions About Joint Accounts And Joint Ownership
Elderly parents will often put their money into bank accounts held jointly with their adult children, or transfer real property into a joint tenancy with one or more of their adult children.
Canada
12 Nov 2015
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Planning For Custody And Financial Support After Death
Parents with minor children have specific estate planning concerns. One such concern is how to provide financially for the children if one or both parents die.
Canada
12 Jul 2015
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The Carter Decision — What’s Next?
Our Estate Alert of February 6, 2015 discussed the Supreme Court of Canada's decision of Carter v. Canada (Attorney General) that was released that day.
Canada
19 Feb 2015
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"Litigating Through The Grey Zone: The Law Of Testamentary Capacity" In Annual Review Of Civil Litigation 2014
It is estimated that approximately 44 million people around the world suffer with some form of dementia.
Canada
18 Feb 2015
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Important Amendments To Ontario's Estate Administration Tax Act
Back in 2012, we published an article forewarning about the proposed changes to the Estate Administration Tax Act in Bill 173.
Canada
2 Feb 2015
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Can You Believe It? The Role Of Corroboration In Estates Litigation
The Ontario Court of Appeal recently admitted statements made by a deceased to family members prior to his death as evidence of his insurer’s mistaken cancellation of one of the deceased’s accidental death policies in Brisco Estate v. Canadian Premier Life Insurance Co., 2012 ONCA 854.
Canada
8 Aug 2013
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To Be Or Not To Be? The Question Of The Exclusion Of Trust Property Upon Marriage Breakdown
An analysis of the facts and findings relating to a case that dealt with, among other things, the exclusion of trust property in a net family property calculation upon a marriage breakdown.
Canada
25 Apr 2013
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To Be Or Not To Be? - The Question Of The Exclusion Of Trust Property Upon Marriage Breakdown
A discussion on a recent case, which deals with the exclusion of trust property in a net family property calculation upon a marriage breakdown.
Canada
23 Apr 2013
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Sperm Donors Beware: Can You Bank On Your Anonymity?
The Court of Appeal for British Columbia has recently held that the offspring of anonymous sperm donors have no constitutionally-protected right to know the identities of their biological fathers.
Canada
21 Feb 2013
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What You Need To Know: Changes To Ontario’s Estate Administration Tax Act
The holiday season offers a rare opportunity for family members to come together to discuss important issues, including the often uncomfortable topic of estate planning.
Canada
6 Dec 2012
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Changing The Legal Landscape Of Unjust Enrichment Claims
The Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in Kerr v Baranow (2011 SCC 10) earlier this year changed the legal landscape for unjust enrichment claims in domestic relationships.
Canada
11 Jan 2012
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A Fair Share?
The movie cliché of the red-faced father slamming polished mahogany and declaring his daughter "will get nothing!" because she is marrying an unacceptable suitor may become a thing of the past. In Canadian movies, anyhow.
Canada
9 Nov 2010
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Low Interest Rates Threatening an Income Trust? There is a Solution.
A trustee appointed under a Will must follow strictly the directions given in the Will.
Canada
8 Sep 2010
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Some Further Thoughts On Costs In Estate Litigation
In the October 2009 edition of Deadbeat, Elizabeth Seo provided a helpful survey of recent costs decisions in estates litigation. A decision released by Justice Pitt in late October 2009 throws additional light on the issue of costs.
Canada
17 Mar 2010
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