Yearly Archives: 2019

Make a Will Week: 4 Reasons You Want to Make a Will

April 7 to 13, 2019 is “Make a Will Week” in British Columbia, which encourages the public to make a will or bring an existing will up-to-date.

But really, why bother?

  1. Your estate probably does not fall the way you
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Spousal Home on First Nation Land

In the recent case of Toney v. Toney Estate, 2018 NSSC 179, the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia considered an application by the spouse of a deceased former band Chief seeking exclusive occupation of property located on reserve lands …

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Speculating On Vancouver’s Real Estate Market: A Taxing Exercise For Executors

With experts forecasting a cooling real estate market for the beginning of 2019, some executors may be tempted to hang on to real property that falls within an estate and wait until more favourable market conditions before listing the property …

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Risky (Estate Planning) Business: Joint Tenancies May Expose Assets to Third Party Creditor Claims

In the recent decision of Justice Baker in Gully v. Gully, 2018 BCSC 1590, the BC Supreme Court considered the legal effect of a registered joint tenancy where a third party creditor sought to secure an interest in real …

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