Alberta Courts have interpreted the substantial compliance provisions more narrowly than estate planners might have assumed.
A recent trio of BC court decisions shed light on substantial compliance in the province.
Covid accelerated the digitization of wills and estate planning. Learn more about the potential opportunities and future challenges of this modernization.
What happens when a divorce proceeding is interrupted by the death of a spouse? How is the estate divided or undivided? The South Carolina Supreme Court has recently reexamined this issue and settled the law on what precisely a death can abate. This post will first reflect on the status of a spouse whose partner dies during a divorce proceeding before analyzing the status of their property. Finally, it will offer some guidance in planning for and navigating such situations.
Estate planning is one method to ensure the fair distribution of your assets. This approach entails making a will and creating a trust that:
A review of the seminal George v Daily substantial compliance case and its treatment in Manitoba today.
What separates a mutual will from a reciprocal will? This crucial issue has been repeatedly litigated across Canada.
In a post-COVID legal landscape, remote online witnessing is here… so what are the risks? Going forward, testators, estate planners, and attorneys should be aware of the possibilities of fraud, undue influence, technical issues, and the legal unknowns of this new development in estates and wills procedures.
Saskatchewan courts have had a plethora of cases exploring the limits and application of substantial compliance.
Learn how each Atlantic province has taken a unique approach to substantial compliance.