Archive for the ‘Wills’ Category

Testamentary Freedom & The Charter of Rights and Freedoms

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Today's blog is written by William Lim, a law student at Western University and research assistant to Professor Adam Parachin, associate professor of law at Western University. As discussed in a recent blog by Professor Adam Parachin, the Court in McCorkill v. Streed 2014 NBQB 148 took the unusual step of ...

Valuations for estate planning arrangements and tax disputes.

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

I was at a conference for professional valuators and appraisers from around North America. There was a session devoted to the do’s and don’ts when dealing with the tax authorities on disputes with valuations, presented by two gentlemen with considerable experience with tax disputes on both sides of the border. I ...

LEAVING QUEBEC? DON’T FORGET TO PACK YOUR NOTARIAL WILL

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

The recent case of Morton v. Christian is a reminder to Quebec residents - if you execute a notarial Will, you need to appreciate the manner in which the notarial Will can be revoked. Notarial Wills stem from the Quebec Civil Code. They are executed before a notary, who then registers ...