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In Ontario, the Court has recently emphasized that a cultural shift is necessary in Will challenges to prevent disgruntled relatives who are excluded from an Estate being able to force the Estate ...
O'Sullivan Estate Lawyers LLP
One could argue that the Government should do more by hiring additional people to care for those who have no one to help them.
Torkin Manes LLP
After a separation, changes in a couple's finances often result in a change in their tax situation.
Devry Smith Frank LLP
A passing of accounts is essentially an estate audit.
Clark Wilson LLP
Often, after a will has been made, the circumstances that led a person to make their estate plan in a particular way will change, and a new will (or a codicil updating an old will) becomes necessary.
Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP
Did you know that both the BC Unclaimed Property Society and the Bank of Canada have free, searchable databases?
The Court will strive to keep the person named by the deceased in the Will as Estate Trustee. The deceased had chosen that individual to administer their estate and the Court will try to respect that choice.
Dale & Lessmann LLP
Prior to June 2016, a person had the right to refuse medical treatment but did not have the right to seek active medical assistance in dying ("MAID").
Shim Law
We receive a lot of questions from our clients regarding divorce. Below is a compiled list of the most commonly asked situations or questions that pop up during a case.
Tapper Cuddy LLP
After a person's death, their estate can usually be administered without much contention on the basis of the Will, and by seeking a Grant of Probate from the Court.
Withers LLP
The controversial topic of surrogacy has again hit the headlines recently with the story of the Japanese billionaire who has fathered 13 children through Thai surrogate mothers.
Taylor Vinters
With increasing numbers of us owning assets abroad as well as at home, it's more important than ever to consider our financial affairs...
Withers LLP
In Culliford & Lane v Thorpe, the judge awarded the deceased's long-term same-sex partner 50% of the deceased's property as a result of the 'significant refurbishment work' he had done.
Withers LLP
Last year, a tarot card reader convinced the Spanish Courts to order the exhumation of Salvador Dali's body for DNA paternity testing.
Expatriate Law
Under English law, there is an option to legally separate from your spouse, which is popular for those who have a religious objection to being legally divorced, or for those who have not been married a year.
Withers LLP
Nothing is more important than ensuring your family's future after you have gone.
Keystone Law
Divorce and financial settlements England and Wales are determined by the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 which itself adopted aspects of the Divorce Reform Act 1969.
Dickinson Wright PLLC
Clients often raise three major complaints about the divorce process: 1) how long it takes; 2) how much it costs; and 3) the complete lack of control they feel over their lives while the process plays out.
Pryor Cashman LLP
Public Law 115-97, commonly referred to as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the "Act"), was signed into law on Dec. 22, 2017.
Pryor Cashman LLP
Public Law 115-97, commonly referred to as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the "Act"), was signed into law on Dec. 22, 2017.
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Parents should document any funding arrangement of a family property purchase, to avoid the risk of a costly dispute.
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Estate planning practices could have significant consequences for resource compensation and conduct agreements (CCAs).
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Circumstances surrounding the entry into pre-nuptial agreements are considered when assessing their validity.
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The Maharashtra Co-operative Societies Act, 1960 allows a member to nominate a person or persons to whom his share and interest in the co-operative society will be transferred...
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President Trump signed sweeping tax legislation into law on Dec. 22, 2017, resulting in several significant changes to the wealth transfer tax system, effective as of Jan. 1, 2018.
Kemp Strang Lawyers
This case should provide comfort to parents or other parties who consider assisting individuals to purchase a property.
Carroll & O'Dea
This article focuses on some information provision issues addressed in the new ethical guidelines on the use of ART.
Stacks Law Firm
You might want to help your children or grandchildren now, rather than leaving them your assets later, in your will.
Cooper Grace Ward
If recently separated, the most important but the trickiest of your goals must be: Do not fight in front of the children.
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