All About Estates

Corina Weigl

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Corina Weigl is a partner in the Trusts, Wills, Estates and Charities group at Fasken, a leading international law firm with over 650 lawyers and 9 offices worldwide that offers comprehensive estate planning, estate administration, personal tax planning, charitable giving and estate litigation services. Email: cweigl@fasken.com

Do Personalty Clauses Cover All Personalty?

Today’s blog was written by guest blogger, Yvonne Mazurak, Articling Student at  Fasken LLP. With today being Black Friday, it seemed appropriate to write a post about things. Afterall, many of us will likely spend some time this weekend taking advantage of Black Friday deals and buying things for our…

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A Financial Opportunity To Kick-Start Your Summer; Family Income Splitting Loans At A New, Low Prescribed Rate

This post was contributed to by Corina Weigl, Maureen Berry, Kathryn Walker, and Tamar Silverbrook, of Fasken. If you have a family member who is in a lower tax bracket than yourself, an upcoming change in the Canada Revenue Agency’s (“CRA”) prescribed interest rate will create a financial opportunity.  Effective…

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A Virtual Q&A Session on Holographic Wills

Today’s blog was written by guest blogger, Anna Chen, Associate at Fasken LLP. The current pandemic has created a number of difficulties in having Wills drafted, signed and witnessed in the usual course.  As a result, we may see an increase in the number of handwritten Wills, which are commonly…

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Managing a Beneficiary’s Share in Real Property with … Shares! Potential Utilities of Nominee Corporations in Estate Planning

Today’s blog was written by guest blogger, Giancarlo Mignardi, Articling Student at Fasken LLP. For many individuals, their asset of highest monetary value is their real property. For estate planners, this means that often it is important to work with clients to find ways to minimize taxes payable on death…

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The How To’s of “Virtual Commissioning” as a result of COVID-19!!

Today’s blog was written by guest blogger, Tracy Parkinson, law clerk in the Private Client Services group of Fasken LLP. By now, I expect the general consensus among us is that we’ve heard enough COVID-19 related information to last a lifetime.  I know I have, but in the meantime life…

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Leaving a Lasting Impression and Making a Difference

Today’s blog is being brought to you by guest blogger, Jennifer Campbell, a law clerk in the Private Client Services group of Fasken LLP. When a celebrity dies, outside of the cause of death, it seems the first thing that is reported is what their net worth was at the…

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The Use of Primary, Secondary, Tertiary, Quaternary etc. Wills in Estate Planning

Today’s blog is being brought to you by guest blogger, Fatima Husnain, Articling Student at Fasken LLP. The use of multiple wills in estate planning is not a new concept for estate practitioners. To explain briefly, multiple wills are often created as an estate administration tax (“probate tax”) planning mechanism….

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What is it you guys do anyway?

Today’s blog is being brought to you by guest blogger, Betty Laidlaw, a law clerk in the Private Client Services group of Fasken LLP. When someone asks me what I do for a living and I answer, “I’m a law clerk”, I often get blank stares.  When I say “paralegal”,…

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Death of a Non-Resident

Today’s blog was written by guest blogger, Kathryn Walker, Associate at Fasken LLP. If you are considering retirement and old age in a warmer climate, keep in mind that in escaping the cold you will not necessarily escape Canadian taxes on death since Canadian non-residents remain subject to Canadian income…

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Paper vs. Electronic Filing of Estate Information Returns!

Today’s blog was written by guest bloggers, Tracy Parkinson and Krista Brown, law clerks in the Private Client Services group of Fasken LLP. It’s hard to believe that we have been filing Estate Information Returns (the “EIR”) with the Ministry of Finance (the “Ministry”) since January 1, 2015, but if…

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