Much to the sadness of many celebrities, socialites, fashionistas and even politicians, world renowned fashion designer, Oscar de la Renta, passed away on Monday, October 20, 2014, from complications with cancer.
The controversial topic of life support and when to “pull the plug” is likely to ignite debate wherever it is raised. The issue involves aspects of morality, religion, science, and, of course, law.
WealthCounsel’s 7th Annual Industry Trends Survey Finds That the Top Three Reasons Families Engage in Estate Planning
In March 2014, Trusts & Estates published the findings from the 7th Annual Industry Trends Survey conducted by WealthCounsel and WealthManagement.com.
Appreciation of fine art can create challenging tax issues, but with proper planning collectors can minimize the estate, gift, and income tax consequences of their collections.
Guelph’s MP, and former Estate lawyer, Frank Valeriote, recently tabled Bill C-247, the Service Canada Mandate Expansion Act (the “Bill”).
Listen to Hull on Estates #392 – Murder’s impact on the definition of estates. Today on Hull on Estates, Paul Trudelle and Moira Visoiu discuss the issue of murder and how that impacts the definition of the estates.
There is much confusion regarding the use, and misuse, of no-contest clauses. No-contest clauses rarely apply, and they never apply to a beneficiary who questions the actions and management of the Trust by the Trustee. In this video, Keith Davidson describes when no-contest clauses do not apply.
On Monday, Ian Hull blogged about the application process for a Certificate of Appointment of Estate Trustee (formerly referred to as Probate) and when a probated Will is generally required. Ian also discussed the fee incurred (also known as estate administration tax or death tax) and how it is calculated.
In the closing days of its September term, the Illinois Supreme Court allowed a petition for leave to appeal in Brunton v. Kruger.
Thanksgiving was an opportunity for many Canadians to reflect on the blessings in their life. It may also have been a chance to reflect on how they wish to benefit loved ones in the future.