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Supreme Court Of Canada Confirms That "Henson" Trusts Are A Valuable Tool For Families With Dependent Disabled Children Or Relatives
​Many Canadian families leave inheritances for their disabled children or relatives in a "Henson" or "absolute discretionary" trust. The main feature of these trusts is that assets held in trust
Canada
1 Feb 2019
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Sheldon Kennedy Centre For Child Advocacy (Video)
Celebrating BLG's partnership with the Sheldon Kennedy Centre for Child Advocacy.
Canada
9 Nov 2018
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Important Legislative Amendments In Health And Estate Law
The All Families Are Equal Act ("AFAEA"), which entered into force on January 1st, 2017, reflects the Government of Ontario's desire to implement a broad progressive agenda throughout provincial legislation...
Canada
22 Sep 2017
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Ontario Changes Definition Of "Spouse" In Pension Benefits Act
Pension plan sponsors and administrators need to change plan administration and update plan texts and other plan documents due to this legislative change.
Canada
14 Mar 2017
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How Much Is That Doggy In The Window? Canadian Court Comments On Animals As Property
A recent case decided by the Family Law Division of the Queen's Bench for Saskatchewan provides some candid insights of the Canadian judiciary on the legal status of animals in this country.
Canada
17 Feb 2017
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What Is The Test For Family Status Discrimination? The Saga Continues
Recently, we have noticed a trend in discrimination claims by employees of clients in which the employee combines a disability claim with a family status claim.
Canada
5 Nov 2016
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Coroner’s Jury Recommendations Into Death Of Jeffrey Baldwin
In 1998, Jeffrey was taken by the Catholic Children’s Aid Society from his teenage parents, and he and his siblings were placed in the care of their grandparents.
Canada
12 Sep 2014
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British Columbia’s New Family Law Act And Implications For Discretionary Trusts
On March 18, 2013 the new Family Law Act (the "Act") came into force in British Columbia replacing the Family Relations Act.
Canada
14 Aug 2013
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Can The Trustee Of An Incapable Adult Obtain Privileged Information Previously Received By The Latter?
Doreen Wayne suffers from dementia. Her son William was appointed as committee (trustee) of her estate by the BC Supreme Court, and wanted to obtain the file related to her affairs from her lawyers.
Canada
17 Apr 2013
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