The collaborative law process has traditionally been used in the family law realm, but is it time for the estate and trust bar to use it?
Month: February 2011
John Hodgson, Q.C. remembered
The progress of elder law in Canada remains slow in face of a certain amount of healthy scepticism. Is elder law a ‘real’ area of law or just a new way to market legal services to older adults and their families?
A death benefit is an amount you receive after a person’s death in recognition the deceased person’s employment service.
How does it get taxed?
This is a question that plagues parents when they do their Wills – often to the point that they don’t actually do their Wills. Perhaps knowing what the effect of including a guardianship clause in a Will is, parents wouldn’t let this issue stymie the completion of their Wills.
Caregiver Tax Credit (CTC), Disability Tax Credit (DTC): Do I Qualify? Growing older with a disability raises questions for parents and adult children alike. For many parents raising a child with special needs, they worry who will look after their adult child when they are no longer capable.
When a parent is disinheriting one or more of their children we should not only advise of the potential repercussions but also offer potential solutions.
Digital estate law and wills that address our online footprints are in their infancy, to put it mildly. Just wait. It’s coming. This will be a whole new sub-genre of estate law
How is it possible for five parties to incur $4,435,050.18 of costs essentially on a four day hearing? The recipe is one part deafness, and one part unreasonableness.