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Petrick (Trustee) v. Petrick, 2019 BCSC 1319 – Not All Joint Tenancies Are Created Equal
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
Canada
20 Aug 2019
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Powers Of Attorney And Advanced Care Planning: Personal Care
(August 12, 2019, 10:55 AM EDT) -- Our last three articles reviewed some important issues involving continuing powers of attorney for property.
Canada
19 Aug 2019
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How Old (Or Not) Should Your Executor Be?
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
Canada
16 Aug 2019
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What Is ‘Table' Child Support And Why Is It So Hard To Get It Reduced?
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
Canada
16 Aug 2019
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Thinking Of Getting Married? Maybe You Should Consider A Marriage Contract
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.
Canada
15 Aug 2019
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Private Client Law In Canada: Overview
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; ...
Canada
15 Aug 2019
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Severing A Joint Tenancy By Will; Marley v. Salga, 2019 ONSC 3527
The testator died testate, having made his last will July 29, 2015, approximately one month prior to his death.
Canada
12 Aug 2019
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Once A Gift, Always A Gift?
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
Canada
7 Aug 2019
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Family Fight Over Farm Puts Question Of 'Undue Influence' Under The Microscope
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
Canada
6 Aug 2019
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Joint Tenants Or Tenants In Common? Don't Leave It To The Courts And Your Heirs To Sort Out
Lawyers often say that estate litigation is like "family law with dead people" because, in both disciplines, emotions tend to run high.
Canada
6 Aug 2019
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7 Estate Planning Tips For Spouses
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
Canada
2 Aug 2019
12
Powers Of Attorney And Advanced Care Planning: Property
Statistics show many Canadians are living with disabilities and many will have a long-term disability.
Canada
1 Aug 2019
13
Ontario Court Of Appeal Summaries (July 22 – 26, 2019)
Following are this week's summaries of the civil decisions of the Court of Appeal for Ontario.
Canada
1 Aug 2019
14
Voice Of The Child Reports
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.
Canada
1 Aug 2019
15
Can You Disinherit Your Child?
The family landscape is changing with increases in blended families, matrimonial breakdown and cohabiting.
Canada
1 Aug 2019
16
Estate Planning For Privacy
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.
Canada
31 Jul 2019
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The TaxLetter: The Vacation Home - Pitfalls
We are officially into summer vacation (in fact, I'm writing this while on holidays, renting a lovely house on the ocean).
Canada
29 Jul 2019
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Recent Changes to Pour Over Rules
The British Columbia Court of Appeal has held that a clause in a will directing estate property to be transferred to a trust that was created before death is invalid.
Canada
26 Jul 2019
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Powers Of Attorney And Advanced Care Planning: Disability
When discussing incapacity planning, it is important to distinguish between a will and a power of attorney.
Canada
26 Jul 2019
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