Jasmine Sweatman Archive

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About: At Sweatman Law all members of the firm understand that dealing with estate and trust issues can be emotionally difficult and is for most of our clients the first time dealing with lawyers and the process. We are particularly sensitive to and aim to achieve the best and right approach to your matter with the objective of getting that solution to maximize the result as effectively and efficiently as possible. Out of court alternatives and practical solutions are always considered. We listen.

What to do about unusual personal effects

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

Elaine’s blog on Friday talked about personal items and the need for testators to deal with them in their Will. But what happens when some of those personal effects are unusual, unsuitable, “ungiftable” or difficult to dispose of? This “typical” instruction may not be sufficient in all situations – regulated or ...

Ban on Physician Assisted Suicide declared unconstitutional by Supreme Court – Part II

Friday, February 20th, 2015

We discussed in our blog last week the Carter decision, which has been lauded (or complained of depending on your view) as a resurgence of judicial activism. What does seem clear is that the Supreme Court has opened the door for substitute decisions makers to act on the authority given ...

Ban on Physician Assisted Suicide declared unconstitutional by Supreme Court – Part I

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

As most of you heard, the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in Carter v. Canada (Attorney General) 2015 SCC 5 on February 6, 2015 finding the ban on physician assisted suicide (found in ss. 241(b) and 14 of the Criminal Code) is unconstitutional and providing the government one year ...