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Show your estate a little RESPECT - June 2019
An irrevocable beneficiary does not always get to keep the proceeds - December 2018
Another case and another conclusion on multiple will planning in Ontario - December 2018
There’s lots of buzz in Ontario about primary and secondary wills - November 2018
Capacity assessments could become the new normal for beneficiary designations - May 2018
In this electronic world can Wills be created by text or other means? - October 2017
What really was their intention? - September 2017
Ontario Disability Support Plan Changes are Welcomed - August 2017
Never married and never lived together – Are they spouses? - July 2017
Welcome news for Estate Planners in B.C. - June 2017
Ontario Legislation – All Families are Equal Act – Now - January 2017
The right party to pay – CRA - December 2016
New Family Legislation Proposed for Ontario - October 2016
Positive changes for British Columbia disability assistance recipients - February 2016
Is the RRIF an asset of the estate? - January 2016
European Union has new succession rules - November 2015
Legislative updates in Alberta - June 2015
Joint ownership continues to evolve! - May 2015
Should reoccurring gifts of money be used to determine support? - May 2015
The marriage contract saved the day - April 2015
Amendments Impact Power of Attorney Act in Saskatchewan - March 2015
Insurance Act of Saskatchewan slated for change - February 2015
Severing a Joint Tenancy - January 2015
The Regulations are in for the Ontario Estate Administration Tax Act - January 2015
Separate Trusts Separate Intentions - September 2014
Joint Ownership subject to dependant relief claim - June 2014
Who has beneficial ownership of the joint account? - May 2014
Estate freeze transactions subject to more litigation? - May 2014
To Whom do the funds in the bank account belong? - April 2014
Manitoba’s New Public Guardian and Trustee Act - April 2014
Wills, Estates and Succession Act in B.C. comes into force - April 2014
Revisiting what is a gift? - October 2013
Ontario Bar seeks clarity on Beneficiary Designations and the Substitute Decisions Act - October 2013
Love prevails, despite incomplete beneficiary paperwork - June 2013
New estate planning legislation for BC and amendments for Ontario - May 2013
A Will’s trust provisions dictate when the trust ends - July 2012
Where will the spousal support come from? Answer: the insurance proceeds - April 2012
Alberta Modernization Legislation – Passed - April 2012
How long is too long to bring a lawsuit? - March 2012
2 cases + 2 survivors with joint tenancy + bankruptcy = the bank is out of luck - February 2012
Doing Right by Each Other - February 2012
Does charity begin at home? - October 2011
British Columbia has new incapacity planning legislation - October 2011
Litigation -- the gift that keeps on giving - August 2011
Common Law Spouses – a “Joint Family Venture” says the Supreme Court of Canada - June 2011
The Massouh case and its impact on beneficiary designations - May 2011
An estate freeze may not allow family law act planning - March 2011
Almost 100 years in the making … Alberta modernizing legislation - January 2011
When there’s a Will, there’s a way. But if there are two Wills, which way? - December 2010
Discharged bankrupt may still not get an inheritance - November 2010
Can an attorney change a beneficiary designation? - June 2010
Even a family corporation can be subject to the oppression remedy - May 2010
Legislative updates - Ontario and Saskatchewan - January 2010
Clients need to tie up loose ends on divorce - January 2010
Legislative modernization moving along - October 2009
Unknown policies play havoc on distribution of proceeds - August 2009