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

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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I’m Only 20, Why do I need a Will

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. Disney child star Cameron Boyce, who is best known for his role in movies such as “Grown Ups” and “Grown Ups 2” as well as his…

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Testamentary Autonomy is a Constitutional Right? A finding that may impact Ontario dependants’ support rules

Today’s blog is being brought to you by our guest blogger, Anna Chen Last week, Gillian Fournie wrote a blog about the recent Nova Scotia Supreme Court decision in Lawen Estate v. Nova Scotia (Attorney General), 2019 NSSC 162.  The court held in that case that certain dependants’ relief provisions…

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Interment Rights in Ontario: What You Need to Know

Today’s blog was written by Demetre V. student at law. While the majority of estate planning typically revolves around how a testator should plan to take care of their loved ones after their death, a sometimes-overlooked component of estate planning involves how a testator should plan to take care of…

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To Spring, or Not to Spring!

Today’s blog is being brought to you by guest blogger, Tracy Parkinson, a law clerk in the Private Client Services group of Fasken LLP. Recently I have noticed that many meeting agendas for group discussions of estates practitioners that I have attended have included some aspect of the challenges, use…

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Lifestyles of the Rich and the Famous… Or in this Case, One Rich and Famous Cat!

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. This week, the fashion world lost an icon with the passing of creative director for Chanel, fashion designer and artist, Karl Lagerfeld. While everyone reminisces about…

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A Joint Tenancy Gone Awry

Many of my fellow bloggers have blogged about joint tenancies, whether the focus of those blogs was on a case where the facts involved a joint tenancy or was to simply advise of the issues and risks related thereto. (See Brittany Sud’s blog on January 19, 2018, Steven Frye’s blog…

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Exercising Discretion – Beware of Absolute Powers

As the calendar year draws to yet another close, and each of us mentally checks off items on our year-end checklists, trustees of a discretionary family trust should take this time to determine whether to make a discretionary distribution of income or capital for the year ending.  Often the terms…

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