All About Estates

Month: October 2021

Total 15 Posts

No Signature, No Problem

In Bishop Estate v. Sheardown, 2021 BCSC 1571, the Supreme Court of British Columbia gave effect to a Will the testator had failed to execute before her death. Facts: Marilyn Bishop died in British Columbia in the summer of 2020 at the age of 76. She had a prior Will…

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“I’ve signed my Will…now what?”

You’ve met with your client for a final signing meeting. They can breathe a sigh of relief – their Will (or Wills) and Powers of Attorney are done! I have bad news – the process isn’t quite done yet. Of course, you will prepare a reporting letter,  send your final…

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Understanding the Unique Issues Facing the Older Queer Generations

This Blog was written by: Hannah Zip, Estate and Trust Consultant, Scotia Wealth Management  (Authors Note: this post was inspired by a presentation delivered by the Queer Seniors of Saskatchewan, and a big thank you goes to that advocacy group for sharing their personal experiences and stories to raise awareness…

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Turkey, Dementia and Giving Thanks

Thanksgiving is next Monday so I thought I would share a blog that highlight some tips when visiting with family, who you may not have seen for a while.  If you live in a different city than your parents, the time spent together during the holiday can allow you to…

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An Introduction and Some Reminders about Charitable Gifts

  Today’s blog was written by Yvonne Mazurak, Associate at Fasken LLP   Hi AAEB community! This is not my first time contributing to the blog, however, it is my first time writing as a newly licensed lawyer and I thought I would take this opportunity to introduce myself. I…

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