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In-trust accounts: The good, the bad and the ugly

  • May 03, 2019
  • Sandra Abley and Mollie Clark

Note: This article originally appeared in Harper Grey LLP’s Estate Planning & Wealth Preservation Update on February 21, 2019. It is reprinted with permission.

Wills, Estates and Trusts

The sensitive issue of burial

  • August 22, 2017
  • Mark Weintraub, Q.C., and Jordan Thompson

Issues surrounding the control of human remains and burial sites may involve substantial emotional, cultural, and legal issues. Most relevant provincial legislation across Canada gives the executor the capacity to decide how and where the deceased’s remains are to be disposed. However, British Columbia legislation has adopted a unique approach to the disposition of a person’s remains by taking into account the deceased’s wishes.

Wills, Estates and Trusts

The doctrine of fraudulent concealment

  • July 08, 2014
  • Christopher Staples

The doctrine of fraudulent concealment was recently considered by the Court of Appeal for Ontario in Rajmohan v. Solomon Family Trust. At common law, an action in negligence or for an intentional wrong is not permitted against or…

Wills, Estates and Trusts

Are testamentary trusts dead?

  • July 08, 2014
  • Richard Niedermayer

The 2014 federal budget brought significant changes to Canada’s tax policy – including the loss of graduated rate taxation for testamentary trusts. Richard N. says estate, trust and tax planners will need to consider carefully the effect of…

Wills, Estates and Trusts

The good, the bad and the ugly of passing accounts

  • July 08, 2014
  • Tammy Willerth

What happens when your parent is no longer able to manage his or her own affairs? Many adult children step up and start taking care of an elderly parent’s financial transactions – and that’s a good thing.

Wills, Estates and Trusts