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Issue estoppel and passing of accounts

Executors or guardians passing accounts may be able to rely on the doctrine of issue estoppel — which precludes the relitigation of issues that have been conclusively ... Read more

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Moms, take care of your family — have a will!

By Lisa Laredo Many say that moms hold the family together. They love their kids unconditionally, often take them wherever they need to go and always, always know where ... Read more

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What happens to my will if my lawyer dies, retires or moves?

By Michele Allinotte Someday, I hope to retire and enjoy my life after law with my family and loved ones. However, I will not be “riding off into the sunset” ... Read more

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Hull & Hull's SCC win establishes important precedent

Hull & Hull LLP’s recent Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) win in a case concerning unjust enrichment has many practitioners “fussed” about how the ... Read more

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SCC finally resolves Henson trusts questions: Pope

In its recent ruling , the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) finally settled that the assets held in a Henson trust do not belong to the person receiving provincial disability ... Read more

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Does your lawyer use inclusive language?

By Michele Allinotte Legal documents are not always the most pleasant things to read. Even if the documents are for a good thing (buying a home or adoption), it is easy ... Read more

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The earlier the better to quit executor role

The sooner the executor of an estate realizes that they don’t want to fill the role, the better, Toronto wills and estates lawyer  Elinor Shinehoft tells  ... Read more

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Making changes to your family cottage estate plan

In the third instalment of a four-part series on transferring ownership of  the family cottage, Winnipeg wills and estates lawyer Cynthia ... Read more

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Urback to talk wills at upcoming CAGP event in Toronto

Toronto wills and estates lawyer  Matthew Urback will discuss estate planning tips during the upcoming Leave a Legacy series. The event is hosted by the Canadian ... Read more

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Insurance trusts effective way to avoid beneficiary disputes

Family law counsel should consider a transfer of insurance ownership or an insurance trust when securing future support payments after a series of controversial decisions ... Read more

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If I don’t own anything, why do I need a will?

By Michele Allinotte One of the most frequent questions people ask me is “Do I need a will?” When I say yes, everyone over the age of 18 who is competent to ... Read more

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Is a crypto-will a new frontier for estate planning?

By Ian Hull The popularity of cryptocurrencies has heightened the world’s attention on the versatility of blockchain technology. An interesting development is the ... Read more

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Top five estate planning mistakes

With almost a decade of experience behind him, Toronto litigator  Matthew Urback  has seen it all when it comes to estate plans. Urback, partner with  Shibley ... Read more

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Help! I don’t want to be an executor

By Lisa Laredo A family member or close friend passes away and amidst your grief, you discover that you have been named executor of their estate. You’re shocked because ... Read more

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A cure for ageist thinking? It may not be needed

By Suzana Popovic-Montag It’s taken decades, but we’re slowly coming to terms with a few of the “isms” in our culture – racism and sexism being ... Read more

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Dysfunctional sibling relationships delay estate administration

Some siblings relationships are so dysfunctional that even majority clauses for multiple estate trustees won’t keep the administration flowing, Toronto-area estates ... Read more

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Estate mediation can mitigate risk, save time and money

The winner-takes-all nature of estate litigation makes mediation an attractive alternative, Toronto trust and estate litigator and mediator  Felice Kirsh  tells  ... Read more

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Probate avoidance and split wills: Pope

It's vital that testators hire a lawyer when attempting to avoid probate fees, Ottawa disabilities and estate planning lawyer  Kenneth Pope  tells AdvocateDaly.com ... Read more

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When the tax man calls – estates, family disputes, debts

By Matthias Duensing for AdvocateDaily.com The Ontario Superior Court of Justice recently ruled on a case involving parental estates and disputing brothers. The couple ... Read more

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Learn strategies to manage property after death of a loved one

Toronto real estate and wills and estates lawyer Lisa Laredo will take part in an information session on how to handle the legal and financial complexities when a ... Read more

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