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, ...

Promise to Bequeath and Dependant Support Claims

Monday, September 29th, 2014

In 2012 Justice Tausendfreund found a deceased had made a promise to bequeath his farm and cottage to his grandsons provided they worked on the properties for him which the grandfather did not do. After trial Justice Tausendfreund ordered the properties be conveyed to the grandsons in fulfilment of that ...