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The Ontario Budget 2019 includes electronic beneficiary designations - May 2019
An irrevocable beneficiary does not always get to keep the proceeds - December 2018
If there are no exceptional circumstances, the irrevocable beneficiary stands! - June 2018
Good evidence was key to persuading the court in this Quebec case - June 2018
The Will versus the beneficiary designation – which should prevail? - February 2018
Is the Insurance trust declaration in the Will valid? - October 2017
Two competing beneficiaries – who wins and why? - March 2017
Another case on capacity and making a beneficiary designation - July 2016
What happens when an insured cannot physically sign a beneficiary designation form? - May 2016
Is the RRIF an asset of the estate? - January 2016
The impact of a dependant relief claim on an irrevocable beneficiary designation - September 2015
Support obligations + beneficiary designation change = litigation - February 2015
Manitoba’s Amended Insurance Act - October 2014
Follow up on a Change of Beneficiary Designation Important - March 2014
Revoking a beneficiary designation in Quebec - February 2014
When revoking a Beneficiary Designation – Be Clear! - January 2014
The question is: Who do you owe a financial obligation to at death? - May 2013
The last one standing - January 2013
A Will’s trust provisions dictate when the trust ends - July 2012
‘Tis the Season of Change – Manitoba and Ontario also follow the lead of Alberta and B.C. - July 2012
July 1, 2012 – A big day for insurance legislation in BC and Alberta - July 2012
Where will the spousal support come from? Answer: the insurance proceeds - April 2012
British Columbia has new incapacity planning legislation - October 2011
The Massouh case and its impact on beneficiary designations - May 2011
What is required to oust a named beneficiary?
- March 2011
Whose duty is it to care when a policy is cancelled? - December 2010
Forging a beneficiary designation? Prove it. - December 2010
Do we have a decision yet on when enough is enough? - November 2010
Changing a beneficiary. Common law or common sense? - November 2010
Can an attorney change a beneficiary designation? - June 2010
Intention at time contract made key in determining ownership and beneficiary designation - March 2010
Instruments of estate plan must be well orchestratedins_tepg_aamollitigation - February 2010
Litigation assured to arise when ex-wife is named as beneficiary - February 2010
A beneficiary designation is still unassailable - May 2009
Warring siblings still receive equally - May 2009
Can a beneficiary designation be revoked in a will?
- February 2009
Are there circumstances when someone other than the named beneficiary can claim under a life insurance policy? - February 2009