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

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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The “Rule of Convenience”: Why Legacies May be Subject to 5% Interest

Today’s blog is being brought to you by our guest blogger, Anna Chen. It is a long-standing common law rule that a personal representative has one year after a deceased’s death to wind up the estate. Referred to as the “executor’s year”, the rule is intended to give the personal…

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Closing the Gap: Using Annuities to Resolve the Wait for an Estate’s Residual Beneficiaries

Today’s guest blog is from Lea Koiv, BComm, CPA, CMA, CA, CFP, TEP at Lea Koiv and Associates and Alexandra Macqueen, CFP at Pension Acuity. Lea and Alexandra are strategic partners providing advice in areas including longevity planning and the use of annuities in client estate plans, and pension decisions…

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A Deathly Reminder

The recent passing of Aretha Franklin on August 16 means the music industry has lost yet another icon. It also, however, serves a useful reminder – even those who appear to have all the financial success in the world, don’t necessarily ensure their financial affairs are in order. Shortly following…

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