Archive for the ‘Spouse’ Category

Interrelation of Family Law and Estate Planning

Friday, September 9th, 2011

With many couples, one or both spouses have had previous marriages or common law relationships.  For many reasons, these couples’ estate planning instructions are not usually the traditional “all to my spouse with a gift over to my issue”.    Spousal trusts are a popular solution, particularly when one or both ...

Finance and Marriage

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

This past summer may be remembered as the summer of marriage as the New York Times estimated that 3 billion people watched the Royal Wedding. I am generally an optimistic person however, I recently learned that 35% of Canadian marriages end in divorce before the 25th wedding anniversary. Of those that ...