Monthly Archives: August 2012

Residence of a Trust

The Supreme Court of Canada recently ruled that, for income tax purposes, a trust (like a corporation) resides where its central control and management is located.  This case is referred to as Fundy Settlement.  Prior to Fundy Settlement, the …

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Executors and Electronic Assets of the Estate

What happens to your Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Ebay, PayPal and other digital assets when you die? According to the current Canadian law, we do not know.

At the present time, neither the federal nor provincial legislatures have addressed this growing …

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Storing and Protecting Your Estate Planning Documents

The only thing worse than dying without a will is dying with a will which cannot be located.

The location of your original will is important. There is only one original will – the one that is signed by the …

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