Trusts and estates

Petition to remove estate executor does not amount to ‘reprehensible conduct:’ BC Supreme Court

Petition to remove estate executor does not amount to ‘reprehensible conduct:’ BC Supreme Court

The court found the petition was not 'utterly without hope' and did not justify certain costs

Courts in Canada lack tools to fight predatory marriage

Courts in Canada lack tools to fight predatory marriage

Lawyers discuss the law's shortcomings and obstacles to reform as Canada's population ages

BC Court of Appeal rules deceased mother was incompetent to gift sentimental ring

BC Court of Appeal rules deceased mother was incompetent to gift sentimental ring

The court decided to give the ring to one of the deceased's children

Ontario Superior Court emphasizes estate trustee must account for trust property

Ontario Superior Court emphasizes estate trustee must account for trust property

A widow repeatedly failed to submit an estate account to a minor

Audrey Gibeault, head of Lavery's tax practice, on how 2024 budget will impact Quebec estates law

Audrey Gibeault, head of Lavery's tax practice, on how 2024 budget will impact Quebec estates law

Changes highlight the usefulness of trusts, she says

Alberta court clarifies rules for holographic will with handwritten and typed sections

Alberta court clarifies rules for holographic will with handwritten and typed sections

Specific handwritten sections were valid testamentary acts: court