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 ...

Valuations for estate planning arrangements: Some Tips and Traps Redux

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

Recently I wrote about price adjustment clauses (PACs) in estate plan agreements. In the blog, I noted the fair market value for the purposes of PACs should be based on fair and reasonable methods. In a recent Canadian Tax Foundation bulletin, Richard Wise provided some additional observations on valuations which ...

When can an attorney for property make charitable gifts?

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

I was recently asked about whether, and when, an attorney for property can make charitable gifts on behalf of a grantor. The answer depends in part on whether the grantor of the power of attorney (the “POA”) is capable of managing property at the time the gift is made. While the ...