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Bennett Jones LLP
On May 15, 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Alberta introduced temporary legislative changes to allow for virtual signing and witnessing of Wills...
Minden Gross LLP
Having a Will is one of the most important things you can do for yourself and your loved ones. Your Will can protect your spouse, children, and assets, and dictate your precise wishes for how you...
Minden Gross LLP
What is it about an individual's death, most often a family member, that causes those who are left behind to quarrel with one another?
O'Sullivan Estate Lawyers LLP
When major life events occur, it is important to consider your estate planning and what updates and changes must be done.
Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP
In our last blog post, we discussed factors relating to the COVID-19 pandemic to consider when making a Representation Agreement. Relatedly, this post discusses factors to consider when...
Cox & Palmer
The New Brunswick Court of Appeal's decision in ASL v LSL, 2020 NBCA 15, reaffirmed the high standard on judges determining child support obligations for parents with equal amounts of parenting time.
Minden Gross LLP
Many people want to distribute their estate in a manner that is perceived as fair and just. They try to avoid creating conflict between the beneficiaries of their estate.
Minden Gross LLP
As a litigator, clients come to me when they are in a fight. Often, they are engaged in a costly years-long battle to right a wrong or get a just result on behalf of their deceased loved one.
Minden Gross LLP
Probate is the process by which an individual's Will is certified by a provincial court, if necessary. Where an individual holds certain assets ...
O'Sullivan Estate Lawyers LLP
Many people think that they can't appoint a family member (often their child residing in the U.S.) or friend who is a U.S.
Minden Gross LLP
During Make-A-Will-Month, we often read about the "big picture" reasons to make a will: you want to choose your own estate trustee
Siskinds LLP
As professionals progress in their careers, the estate planning process may become quite complex.
Robins Appleby LLP
A legal decision rarely begins with a discussion of magic and bringing back the dead.
Minden Gross LLP
The importance of a Will—during the COVID-19 pandemic or anytime really—simply cannot be overstated. While there are a number of major implications associated with dying without a Will (intestacy)...
WeirFoulds LLP
Testamentary trusts are trusts that arise on and as a consequence of the death of a person, and are powerful tools if you wish to maintain a degree of control after death on how the trust funds are to be administered, ...
Blaney McMurtry LLP
The COVID-19 pandemic in Ontario has created an urgent need for the legal industry to find a way to address a new reality.
Minden Gross LLP
With endless riches at their fingertips and assets that will often continue to generate significant wealth after death, millionaires and billionaires have access to some of...
Cox & Palmer
In the spirit of the season, it seems timely to review the recent Ontario case of Thompson v Elliott Estate, which considered the validity of "zombie" deeds.
Torkin Manes LLP
In its first family law decision of the year, the Supreme Court of Canada recently dealt with the issue of retroactive child support.
Fogler, Rubinoff LLP
In what is becoming a familiar refrain, the Ontario government has once again extended the time for Wills and Powers of Attorney...
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