After cremation, most people think of ashes being “sprinkled”, held in an urn or interred. Many companies are advertising different options in the form of “Memorial Jewellery”, and one has developed a method of creating diamonds that are purportedly “molecularly identical to naturally occurring diamonds” from cremated remains.
With many couples, one or both spouses have had previous marriages or common law relationships. For many reasons, these couples’ estate planning instructions are not usually the traditional “all to my spouse with a gift over to my issue”, and clients should understand how their estat planning decisions may be impacted by family law.
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Things to consider when a testator/testatrix wants to gift a firearm.
What we were hoping not to happen has now: The Ontario Minister of Revenue can now assess and reassess the taxes paid for probate applications – with more to come.
Throughout history people have written their wills in very interesting places.
In last months’ Canadian Lawyer Magazine, Warren Porter, owner of Iron Gate Private Wine Management, wrote about wine as a liquid asset. When a wine collector dies, teh collection can be very valuable, and if the collection is not specifically dealt with in the Will, the issue becomes: how does an estate trustee realize this value for the beneficiaries?
Capacity is a legal construct, and while screening tests developed based on medical parameters may provide red flags or indications of cognitive impairment, they are not definitive tests of incapacity.