A Reminder When calculating Trustee Compensation

Monday, December 15th, 2014

Pascale v. Stark a recent decision of Justice Douglas reviews (in some cases based on old decisions and the Jenkins’ textbook) some estate trustee compensation issues when calculating compensation. The estate trustee made application to pass her accounts and passed away before responding to the Notice of Objections so that the ...

Elder Care Planning

Friday, October 24th, 2014

A recent Ipsos-Reid report found older Canadians lack confidence in the health-care system’s ability to provide for seniors in the future. With the aging population and strains on the various government systems and agencies for seniors, elder care planning is becoming more crucial. The shift in the demographics of our society ...

New Intestacy Rules in the UK

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

As a common law jurisdiction with our roots in the United Kingdom we like to know what is going on “across the pond”.  Normally it is us who learn of changes being implemented in the UK and we are the ones taking a page from them.  In this case, however, ...