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O'Sullivan Estate Lawyers LLP
With increased mobility, it's becoming more common to have assets in several jurisdictions, in which case, it is important to create a comprehensive estate plan that considers all of your assets and not just the assets located where you live.
Torkin Manes LLP
Bill C-78, An Act to amend the Divorce Act, the Family Orders and Agreements Enforcement Assistance Act and the Garnishment, Attachment and Pension Diversion Act and to make consequential
Minden Gross LLP
Adding to the anticipated 2018-2019 deficit, Doug Ford's provincial government has provided a $250 tax break to estates which will be probated on or after January 1, 2020
Devry Smith Frank LLP
Family Law is all about changing family dynamics. Families do not stop changing just because a court makes a final order. Parenting arrangements and child support are particularly prone
Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP
When a person dies without a will, the BC Wills, Estates and Succession Act sets out the default scheme of who stands to inherit the deceased person's estate, in what order of priority and to what extent.
O'Sullivan Estate Lawyers LLP
One of the benefits that a trust and estate lawyer like myself enjoys is that we deal with people of every background
Devry Smith Frank LLP
If you qualify as a "dependant" spouse, even if unmarried, you can make a Dependant Support claim under the Succession Law Reform Act.
Torkin Manes LLP
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
Crowe Soberman LLP
Overheard at Crowe Soberman is a series of blog posts and videos where we talk about the things we talk about around the office and with our clients except
Devry Smith Frank LLP
A Continuing Power of Attorney for Property is a legal document in which you can appoint a person or persons to act on your behalf (called an "Attorney") with respect to your property and financial
O'Sullivan Estate Lawyers LLP
One issue which people planning their estates frequently struggle with is who to appoint as their executor. The choice for this important role deserves serious consideration
Torkin Manes LLP
Separated spouses who pay child support are often surprised by the short shrift family lawyers give them when they ask why there is such strict adherence to the "table" child support calculated
Devry Smith Frank LLP
There is more to marriage than just a party with a DJ and catered food. Getting married is a serious legal undertaking which involves significant financial consequences.
O'Sullivan Estate Lawyers LLP
A Q&A guide to private client law in Canada. The Q&A gives a high level overview of tax; tax residence; inheritance tax; buying property; wills and estate management; succession regimes; intestacy; trusts; co-ownership; ...
Miller Thomson LLP
The testator died testate, having made his last will July 29, 2015, approximately one month prior to his death.
Clark Wilson LLP
In a decision handed down this week, the Court of Appeal attempted to clarify a question that has frustrated family law practitioners and clients alike
Torkin Manes LLP
Wills and contracts can be challenged in a myriad of circumstances, including if there was fraud, duress or undue influence. Recently, a Saskatchewan case caught my eye
Torkin Manes LLP
Lawyers often say that estate litigation is like "family law with dead people" because, in both disciplines, emotions tend to run high.
Devry Smith Frank LLP
Estate planning is inarguably one of the most important things you can do for yourself and your family. Not only can estate planning legally protect your spouse and assets
O'Sullivan Estate Lawyers LLP
Statistics show many Canadians are living with disabilities and many will have a long-term disability.
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Blaney McMurtry LLP
Topics covered included another decision in the ongoing Residential School Settlement saga (procedural fairness), family law (unequal division of property and striking pleadings for failure to comply with disclosure order)
Blaney McMurtry LLP
In Dermann v. Baker, 2019 ONCA 584, the Court considered the qualifying of certain witnesses as experts for the purposes of r. 53.03 of the Rules of Civil Procedure
Blaney McMurtry LLP
In Hughes v. Liquor Control Board of Ontario, the Court affirmed a motion judge's dismissal of a proposed class action against the LCBO stemming from an agreement between the LCBO and Brewer's
Clark Wilson LLP
The case of Gully v Gully, 2018 BCSC 1590 provides useful insight on a peril of putting property into joint tenancy. The decision illustrates the importance of considering the financial status...
Clark Wilson LLP
In a recent decision, the Supreme Court of British Columbia has clarified the property interests that may arise when a property is held in joint names
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
The terms of an inter vivos trust are usually set out in a document signed by the settlor.
Torkin Manes LLP
Separated spouses who pay child support are often surprised by the short shrift family lawyers give them when they ask why there is such strict adherence to the "table" child support calculated
Torkin Manes LLP
Bill C-78, An Act to amend the Divorce Act, the Family Orders and Agreements Enforcement Assistance Act and the Garnishment, Attachment and Pension Diversion Act and to make consequential
Clark Wilson LLP
The recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision in Quaggiotto v Quaggiotto, 2019 ONCA 107 ("Quaggiotto") helps to clarify the level of knowledge courts expect a will-maker
Blaney McMurtry LLP
In Hearn v McLeod Estate, the sale of a forged Norval Morrisseau painting and the expert evidence surrounding its authenticity was at issue.
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