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Published on: 9 Nov 2020 By ,

Estate planning for professionals

As professionals progress in their careers, the estate planning process may become quite complex. The development of a clear estate plan is critical to ensure that the intentions of the testator are honoured, while dealing with the estate in the most tax efficient manner. Many business owner…

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Published on: 22 Apr 2020 By ,

Virtual witnessing of Wills and POAs during the COVID-19 emergency: considerations for estate planning lawyers

Note: This blog post has been updated to reflect the amended Order by the Lieutenant Governor in Council on April 22, 2020. On April 7, 2020, the Lieutenant Governor in Council made an Order under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act varying the current statutory requirements fo…

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Published on: 11 Oct 2018 By

A Primer on Real Estate Issues in Estate Litigation

This paper provides a high-level outline — the “Coles notes”— on frequently encountered real estate issues in estate litigation, specifically, claims arising from proprietary estoppel, the doctrine of part performance, unjust enrichment and the imposition of resulting trusts. It also briefly…

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Published on: 5 Oct 2018 By

21st Annual Estates and Trusts Law Summit – October 10 & 11

Siskinds associate Dagmara Wozniak will be speaking at the 21st Annual Estates and Trusts Law Society of Ontario Summit on October 10th, sharing her knowledge on the topic of “Real Estate Issues in Estate Litigation”. To find out more about the two-day summit, taking place at the Metro Toron…

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Published on: 15 Jul 2018 By

Guardianship Applications under the Children’s Law Reform Act

A minor is considered to be a person under the age of eighteen years. In Ontario, a parent is automatically the guardian of the person of his or her minor child.[1] However, a parent is not automatically the guardian of property of his or her minor child.[2] In certain circumstances, a paren…

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Published on: 7 Feb 2018 By

Concerned Beneficiary? Court Finds Will Challenges Must Have Minimal Evidentiary Basis

The recent decision in Seepa v Seepa, 2017 ONSC 5368 contains observations that may have an impact on future Will challenges under Rule 75.06 of the Rules of Civil Procedure and in particular, on the materials that must be placed before the court in the “Motion for Directions”, which typical…

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