Archive for the ‘Succession Planning’ Category

Contracting Out of Care Costs

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

A common theme in this blog is that caring for your aging spouse may be difficult and stressful without a support network. When the “healthy” spouse is too old and fragile to provide care, additional support or alternate accommodations for the ailing spouse must be found. Unfortunately, when one 80-year ...


Friday, April 10th, 2015

The Canada Revenue Agency (“CRA") recently released a technical interpretation on the cost of assets transferred from a trust, which the deceased taxpayer was beneficiary of, to the taxpayer’s estate. In many cases, when a beneficiary of a trust dies, his or her interest in the trust ends. In the ...

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 ...