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Holograph will at centre of $30 million estate dispute

By Charles Ticker Holograph will handwritten by Dallas Cade deals with $30 million estate A  recent story  serves as an interesting example of an estate ... Read more

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Choice of trustee vital to trust's financial, relational goals

A trust can provide individuals with asset protection, tax advantages and confidentiality — but choosing the right trustee is essential to achieving these objectives, ... Read more

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Joint property cannot be clawed back to satisfy deceased's debt

As jointly held real property is not actually ‘transferred’ to the surviving owner, it cannot be recovered to satisfy the debts of the deceased if the estate is ... Read more

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Proposed tax changes a ‘renewed attack’ on job creators

By Dennis Nerland The Department of Finance released new proposed tax legislation and policy on July 17, 2017. The new policies target income splitting in private ... Read more

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Ten things that happen if you die without a will in Ontario

By Timothy N. Sullivan If ‘making a will’ has been one of those things on your long-term to-do list but doesn’t seem to ever become a top priority, ... Read more

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Fill-in-the-blanks approach not suited to estate planning

Information is key to sensible and tax-efficient estate planning, Toronto wills and estates lawyer  Mary Wahbi tells AdvocateDaily.com . “Sometimes clients are ... Read more

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Intergenerational wealth transfer: keys for success

Inheritances can be a windfall, but how the next generation manages that estate is a critical part of the process, say Toronto estate lawyer  Ian Hull and INTEGRIS ... Read more

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Embracing diversity the cornerstone of Romero’s practice

Toronto mediator Victoria Romero first began settling disputes in high school as part of a peer conflict-resolution program. She’s never looked back. ... Read more

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Embrace of videoconferencing good for the justice system

The Ontario Superior Court’s recent embrace of videoconferencing for uncontentious appearances is a welcome development, Toronto estates and trusts lawyer  Suzana ... Read more

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Communication with beneficiaries vital when preparing a will

Having an open discussion with family members, beneficiaries and intended executors is an important part of preparing an estate plan in order to minimize conflict, reduce expenses ... Read more

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Prince estate deal with Universal nullified

By Charles Ticker Prince estate deal with Universal Music Group rescinded Carver County District Judge Kevin Eide has rescinded a $31 million dollar deal between ... Read more

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Navigating the maze of estate planning options for special needs child

When planning for the future of a financially dependent child, choosing the option that will provide them with the most money is not always easy or straightforward, Ottawa special ... Read more

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The tricky business of deathbed estate planning

By Ian Hull It’s 8:30 am, you’ve just entered your office, and you get a call from the common-law spouse of one of your long-term clients. It’s bad news ... Read more

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Math studies give Toronto litigator a logical, analytical edge

When Toronto litigator Matthew Urback tells people his first university degree was in math, most are surprised and curious as to how that prepared him for a career in law. As ... Read more

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Feds unveil plans to stop 'unfair' business tax advantages

OTTAWA — The federal government is proposing measures to tighten what it calls “unfair'' loopholes for private corporations that enable many wealthy Canadians, ... Read more

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Elder abuse under the guise of a POA is all too common

By Lisa Laredo While awareness of elder abuse is on the rise, sadly, its prevalence is not falling. Spotting this kind of abuse is not all that easy though, because neglect ... Read more

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Facts required to support claim of undue influence

While the doctrine of undue influence is an important tool for challenging suspect wills or transactions, a recent Ontario Court of Appeal case shows that it is also necessary to ... Read more

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Where is a trust resident?

By Suzana Popovic-Montag In this recent decision , the Ontario Superior Court considered the residence of two trusts, for the purpose of taxation. The court held that ... Read more

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Financial abuse of the elderly

By Ian Hull The Retirement Homes Regulatory Authority was established in 2010 by the Ontario government under the  Retirement Homes Act, 2010 , S.O. 2010 Chapter 11 ... Read more

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Prince siblings named estate heirs

By Charles Ticker Prince’s six siblings will share in $200 million estate Prince passed away on April 21, 2016, due to an overdose from the powerful drug Fentanyl. ... Read more

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