Archive for the ‘Joint Tenancy’ Category

Reaffirming Intentions when drafting a Will

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

Those of us involved in estates generally, and certainly those in estate litigation, know that ultimately what we do is record a person’s intention.  A person’s intention is what is most important when talking about their estate and the transfer of wealth. We hear it again and again with respect ...

An Unregistered Transfer of Property Can Be Valid

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

A recent decision in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice held that a deed of transfer of land can still be valid even if the deed wasn’t registered until after the transferor died. In the case, Sproul Estate v. Sproul, the testatrix, Ann Sproul, had purchased a house in 1989 with ...

Beneficial ownership of a principal residence for tax purposes: A question of Law and Fact

Friday, November 14th, 2014

Let’s say, your parents place legal title of their house in your name for health reasons. However, your parents continue to reside in the house and pay all the household expenses. Then your mom passes away. Your dad continues to reside in the house until sometime later at which ...