Archive for the ‘Estate Administration’ Category

Donations involving Private Company Shares & Real Estate

Friday, September 25th, 2015

The announcement in the 2015 Federal Budget that capital gains would be eliminated on donations involving private company shares and real estate was short on detail. As a result the measure, which would be effective beginning 2017, was not passed by Parliament. In mid-summer, the Department of Finance ...

Tenants in Common – A Difficult Sell

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015

Jointly held assets are the bread and butter of estates litigators – despite the many good reasons for putting an asset into joint ownership, disputes are rarely far behind. Most often, it is assets held in joint tenancy that lead to problems (the most common disagreement being whether the survivor ...