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

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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It’s Time to Ring in a New Year, A New Decade with Change

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. The Ontario government has tabled a new Bill that would see a change to various Acts and would look to simplify court matters.  Bill 161 –…

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A New Way to Plan for Death

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. I recently came across an article talking about death doulas. Yes, you read right, death doulas. While I’ve heard of doulas helping pregnant women come up…

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Anti-Lapse Provisions May Also Be Anti-Intent

Today’s blog was written by Demetre Vasilounis, Associate at Fasken LLP. One of the most important things that estate lawyers aim for when drafting a will for their client is to avoid an outcome that is contrary to their client’s testamentary intent. There are many instances where a will is…

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The Weight of (Sudden) Wealth

I recently read an article written by Thomas Junkin, David Cieslowski and Vincent Tonietto, all with Fiduciary Trust Canada and published in their Summer 2019 issue of Perspective.  The topic was entitled “Stickhandling Sudden Wealth”.  In it, the authors discuss the unique investment and estate planning challenges facing younger clients…

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