Archive for the ‘Family Conflict’ Category

Despite a Messy Fight Over a Billionaire’s Capacity, Succession Planning Still Essential

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

Over the past year, the saga of billionaire Sumner Redstone’s estate and capacity fight has continued to play out in the United States. Redstone, an American media magnate, was the subject of a lawsuit brought by Manuela Herzer, a former girlfriend. Herzer alleged that the CBS Corporation and Viacom owner ...

Estate Trustee During Litigation – A Refresher from the STEP 2016 National Conference

Monday, June 27th, 2016

This post was written by: Gosha Sekhon, LLB, TEP, ScotiaWealth Management Since joining Scotiatrust in late 2010, one of the trends I have noticed is the increase in estate litigation. This has translated into increased requests for the Trust Company to take on the role of Estate Trustee During Litigation (“ETDL”). ...