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Why You Should Plan For A Breakup Before Your Marriage Breaks Down
Planning for the breakdown of a marriage while the relationship is intact can be difficult and emotionally charged. However, the failure to plan for the end of a relationship
Canada
29 Aug 2019
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Discretionary Trusts Prove Problematic When It Comes To Dividing Assets
Many Canadian families with a moderate degree of wealth create a family trust.
Canada
26 Apr 2019
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Changes In Property Ownership Can Have Unexpected And Wide-Ranging Consequences In Family Law
If you are granted right of survivorship on a property, does that constitute a gift? And if so, when does the gifting take place — at the time the right is established,or after the joint owner's death
Canada
19 Feb 2019
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What You Need To Know If You Are Considering Getting A Divorce In 2019
A New Yorker cartoon famously pictures two young children admiring their Christmas tree. Presents are stacked so high, the tree is barely visible.
Canada
15 Jan 2019
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If You Want To Keep Wealth In The Family, Be Careful How You Bequeath It
As the population ages, baby boomers are preparing to make one of the largest transfers of wealth in history.
Canada
29 Aug 2018
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Support Payor's Death Leads To Complex Court Case Involving Estranged Wife, Fiancee And An Unborn Child
Before Stephen died, he prepared a will — contrary to a court order — that split his life insurance between his two families. That's when the lawyers got involved
Canada
7 Jul 2017
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Lessons From Dagg
The recent decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal in Dagg v. Cameron Estate, 2017 ONCA 366 contains important lessons for family and estates lawyers, mediators and financial advisors.
Canada
5 Jun 2017
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How To Make Gifts To Children
In a perfect world, parents could assist their children financially without concern for the future viability of their children's marriages.
Canada
18 May 2016
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Why Do I Need A Will?
As estate lawyers, we are often asked "Why do I need a Will?".
Canada
5 Oct 2015
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The Family Law Implications Of Estate Planning Strategies: The Net Family Property Freeze, Alter Ego Trusts And Joint Partner Trusts
The House of Lords, in Inland Revenue Commissioners v. Westminster (Duke) established the following fundamental principle of tax law:
Canada
8 Jul 2015
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Acting For Husbands & Wives
Do you act for husbands and wives buying a house together, giving a mortgage together, or preparing family wills? Of course you do. Who doesn’t?
Canada
16 Jan 2015
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Using Joint Tenancies To Avoid Probate
We all have done it. Put title in joint tenancy so that if one spouse dies, the property goes to the survivor without the need for probate.
Canada
16 Jan 2015
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Misdescriptions In Wills
The British Columbia Supreme Court has recently opined on when a Court can remedy the misdescription of a beneficiary in a will.
Canada
7 Oct 2014
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