Archive for the ‘Family Conflict’ Category

Today is National Advance Care Planning Day- so Speak UP

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

Today is National Advance Care Planning Day. If this blog is the only place you are hearing about Advance Care Planning today, then please share it, because it likely means you are not alone! This is the ‘Speak Up’ campaign and by making this a National event, ...

Warring Trustees: More isn’t Always Better

Monday, April 13th, 2015

Two recent court cases look at the perils of choosing multiple estate trustees and attorneys for property.  Often a testator will choose two or more of their children to act as co-estate trustees.   They may feel that it would offend one of their children to not appoint them as ...

Protecting More Than Just The Single Mother

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

The stay-at-home mum/wife may not be as common as she once was but she is still out there along with other women who maintain outside employment. When the spouse of such a woman dies, the court, empowered by the Succession Law Reform Act, has often exercised its discretion to ensure ...