Archive for the ‘Wills’ Category

Insolvent Estates – Administration Options

Monday, August 25th, 2014

An emerging trend in estate administration in the past few years seems to be an increase in the number of insolvent estates. An estate is insolvent if it has liabilities in excess of its assets and therefore is unable to meet financial obligations with creditors as the debts become due. There ...

New Brunswick Court Strikes Unconditional Bequest

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

Today’s post is written by guest blogger Adam Parachin, Associate Professor of Law at the University of Western Ontario. In a recent decision – McCorkill v. Streed 2014 NBQB 148 – the New Brunswick Court of Queen’s Bench took the highly unusual step of striking an unconditional residuary bequest on the ...

Set the time to ’10 past 11′

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

Clock-drawing has become one of the standard cognitive screening tools used around the world.  How did this particular test achieve such popularity and why is it so useful?  Originally, the clock-drawing test was cited in a leading Neurology textbook as a means of specifically assessing parietal lobe function in the brain ...