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Nova Scotia modernizes capacity law

Nova Scotia’s new capacity law takes its lead from Ontario legislation by tightening up the requirements for courts to appoint guardians for intellectually disabled adults, ... Read more

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Proper planning best way to address complex blended family estates

Blended family situations have become increasingly common as many people remarry after a divorce or the passing of their spouse — but these individuals need ... Read more

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Only irrevocable beneficiaries can be sure of life insurance proceeds

Individuals who expect to collect on life insurance need to make sure they are designated as irrevocable beneficiaries under the policy following a Court of Appeal ruling, says ... Read more

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Sibling rivalry the source of most estate disputes

Humans may be hard-wired by their DNA to wage war with their siblings over the estates of family members, says Toronto-area estates litigator and mediator Charles Ticker . ... Read more

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Dewshi to present on elder abuse at workshop

Toronto wills and estates lawyer  Anar Dewshi will offer her insights on elder abuse issues at an upcoming estate-planning workshop, presented by Caregiving Matters . ... Read more

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Women should assume key role in long-term wealth, estate planning

With high marital breakdown rates and a longer lifespan, 90 per cent of women will be solely responsible for their finances at some point in their lives, but all too often, in a ... Read more

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The limited partnership protective shield

By Dennis Nerland In contrast to a general partnership, a limited partnership must by law be composed of at least one general partner, who serves as the managing partner, and ... Read more

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What happens when you die without a will

By Lisa Laredo A will is one of the three most important documents every person should have (the other two being a Power of Attorney for Property and a Power of Attorney for ... Read more

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Can you set aside a marriage contract when seeking dependant's relief?

By Kristine Anderson The existence of a marriage contract does not, on its own, disqualify someone from making a dependant's relief application under the Succession Law ... Read more

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Timing key to maintaining advantages of GRE designation

Although changes that took effect in 2016 mean that testamentary trusts are now generally subject to tax at the highest marginal rate, a notable exception is now in play — ... Read more

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Seminar to explore comprehensive estate planning for entrepreneurs

On Oct. 18, Toronto estate and civil litigator Kristine Anderson will share her insights on comprehensive estate planning at a breakfast seminar for entrepreneurs and ... Read more

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Age 65 or older? There may be a trust for you

By Ian Hull Trusts have been around for hundreds of years, so a type that’s only been around for 17 years is still considered “new” in the trust world. Two ... Read more

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Estate planning for special assets

By Suzana Popovic-Montag The disposition at death of many personal assets – a home, stocks, bank deposits – is typically straightforward in terms of how they are ... Read more

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Where to look for a loved one's elusive will

B.C. wills and estates lawyer  Alison Oxtoby  isn’t sure why so many people feel the need to hide their wills. “People put wills in crazy places and they ... Read more

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Insights into general partnerships

By Dennis Nerland Family limited partnerships offer tax benefits, lawsuit protection, and financial control. To gain a full understanding of a family limited partnership, ... Read more

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Goals, objectives, tax considerations paramount when choosing a trust

Trusts are “purpose-driven” vehicles that can be beneficial in a number of circumstances, but it is important for individuals and families to begin by reviewing their ... Read more

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Making the case for reforming estates legislation

Ontario needs to follow other provinces and revamp its wills and estates legislation to reflect current needs, Toronto estates and trusts lawyer  Ian Hull tells ... Read more

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Limitation periods and dependant's relief claims

By Alexander Turner Following the coming into force of Ontario's Limitations Act, 2002 , litigants have had a reasonable degree of certainty that, in most cases, there is ... Read more

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'Ask the Lawyer' day to discuss wills, powers of attorney

Brampton lawyer-linguist  Suzanne Deliscar will present a free ‘Ask the Lawyer’ day program at the Alzheimer Society of Peel this month, to share her ... Read more

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Getting legal documents in order gives seniors peace of mind

With an aging population, it’s important to get your legal documents in order — and the earlier, the better, says Toronto wills and estates lawyer Lisa Laredo . ... Read more

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