Archive for the ‘Spouse’ Category

ESTATE PLANNING REFRESHER: TRANSFER OF LIFE INSURANCE

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

From time to time, we are asked about the tax consequences of transferring life insurance policies particularly in the context of some common (or not-so common) estate and trust planning scenarios involving transfers. As most people know, when a transfer of ownership of a life insurance policy occurs, the ...

Pension Beneficiary Designations – Don’t Forget the Tax!

Friday, April 22nd, 2016

In Will drafting, it is common to include beneficiary designations for life insurance, TFSAs and RRSPS/RRIFs, but sometimes pension plans are overlooked. If the client has a spouse (married or common law), the spouse will automatically receive the client’s pension survivor benefits pursuant to Ontario law. However, members of a ...