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La plume et le tampon du notaire sur un testament

Grâce à ses blogues, Miller Thomson décrit sur un ton plus informel certaines perspectives juridiques au Canada. Lire ici les divers points de vue.

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Deception and Dower: Cases of Dower fraud in Alberta and Saskatchewan

9 juin 2021 | Anna Kosa, Stephen Mulrain, Alissa Ricioppo

The forms and procedures required in Alberta’s and Saskatchewan’s provincial “homestead legislation” create dower rights, which act as safeguards to protect spouses who do not own their homes (the non-owning spouse) from having their homes sold without their consent. However,...

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Why competent legal advice is fundamental

5 mai 2021 | Debra Curcio Lister, Jordon Magico

Interpretative principles reiterated – “for awhile” does not mean indefinitely Four main principles of will interpretation were recently illustrated in Kirst Estate (Re), 2020 ABCA 233. In that case, the deceased left all of his assets, the most significant of...

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Pour over clauses and the Quinn estate

17 mars 2021 | Alexander Swabuk

Connections between Canadians and Americans have never been as abundant or transparent as they are now as many Canadians own American property, have American spouses or partners, and have children and grandchildren born or living in the United States. As...

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A prayer for cy-près

8 mars 2021 | Lyndsay Hone

What happens when a well-intentioned philanthropist has outlived or misnamed the charity they intended to benefit on their death? Funds a testator has earmarked for a particular philanthropic purpose or organization cannot always be used as they were intended. When...

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Rempel Estate v. Dudley: Curative Powers found within the Wills, Estates and Succession Act, SBC 2009, c 13

1 décembre 2020 | Alexander Swabuk

The Supreme Court of British Columbia recently released an important decision regarding the curative powers of section 58 of the Wills, Estates and Succession Act, SBC 2009, c 13 (“WESA”) with respect to non-compliant documents that constitute a deceased’s testamentary intention....

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Jacobson Estate: Testamentary intentions v. strict compliance

24 septembre 2020 | Alexander Swabuk

The Supreme Court of British Columbia recently released an important decision regarding the curative powers of section 58 of the Wills, Estates and Succession Act, SBC 2009, c 13 (“WESA”) with respect to the validity of certain gifts. Jacobson Estate...

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Bill 21: Electronic wills in British Columbia

27 août 2020 | Alexander Swabuk

Following the surge of the COVID-19 Pandemic, the BC Legislature undertook a myriad of proactive measures to assist the general public. One such step from an estate planning perspective was the introduction of Bill 21: Wills Estates and Succession Amendment Act,...

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A trustee’s duties in volatile markets

6 août 2020 | Pia Hundal, Dwight D. Dee, Darren Lund

Introduction Market volatility arising from the COVID-19 pandemic is unlike anything experienced in recent history. Two of the largest single day drops in the history of the Dow Jones Industrial Average occurred in March 2020. Later that same month, the...

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Beneficiaries as a witness to a will: The impact and effect of Section 43 of the WESA

30 juillet 2020 | Alexander Swabuk

In order for a will to be valid, a will must meet certain formal requirements. These requirements, often referred to as “testamentary formalities,” are relatively standard throughout the common-law world and relatively well-known. In particular, a valid will in British...

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Contesting a Will – overview

23 juillet 2020 | Christopher Crisman-Cox

This posting provides an overview of some common grounds on which to challenge a Will. Each of the topics mentioned in this post is worthy of a separate, more in-depth article, and we will keep updating this article with the...

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