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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.
Miller Thomson LLP
Voice of the Child Reports are a relatively recent development in the growing trend to recognize and incorporate children's voices into matters that affect them.
O'Sullivan Estate Lawyers LLP
The family landscape is changing with increases in blended families, matrimonial breakdown and cohabiting.
Field LLP
The Supreme Court of Canada may soon be considering the intersection between estate and privacy law as well as the public policy behind the "open court" principle.
Cox & Palmer
"Everything to each other, and if we both go, to the kids". Sound familiar? Estate planning is actually far more complicated than this.
O'Sullivan Estate Lawyers LLP
The psychology of wealth is emerging as a distinct area of academic study and research.
O'Sullivan Estate Lawyers LLP
One of the most important aspects of estate planning for families is ensuring that everyone who is considered to be part of the family is able to share in the family wealth after death.
Watson Goepel LLP
Separation and divorce are hard enough on you kids.
Torkin Manes LLP
It's rare that a relationship breakdown comes as a complete surprise. In fact, in hindsight, most spouses have a Spidey sense about their pending breakup. Here are some early warning signs
Houser Henry & Syron LLP
When a parent gives property to an adult child, the parent confirms the purpose. Was it a gift? Was it given to support the child?
Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP
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.
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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 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...
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
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
The terms of an inter vivos trust are usually set out in a document signed by the settlor.
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
Watson Goepel LLP
Separation and divorce are hard enough on you kids.
Fogler, Rubinoff LLP
The government has not proposed any legislation at this time, so the details of any reform remain vague.
Blaney McMurtry LLP
Following are this week's summaries of the civil decisions of the Court of Appeal for Ontario.
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
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