Trusts and estates

Vancouver lawyer Josh Vander Vies to support Canadian team in Paralympic Games

Vancouver lawyer Josh Vander Vies to support Canadian team in Paralympic Games

He won a bronze medal for doubles boccia at the London 2012 Paralympic Games

Residence held in trust can be included in division of property at separation in Quebec: SCC

Residence held in trust can be included in division of property at separation in Quebec: SCC

Although trustees did not own property, their control over it gave them “rights which confer use,” in the family patrimony majority found

Proof of death can be retroactive, SCC decides in Carleton U. pension case

Proof of death can be retroactive, SCC decides in Carleton U. pension case

Top court rules heir to a deceased university professor’s estate must repay pension payments made following his death

Innovations in estates law: How legal tech is revolutionizing death

Innovations in estates law: How legal tech is revolutionizing death

New technologies are just in time for biggest wealth transfer in history

Quebec tax authority can demand bank records in Calgary, says SCC

Quebec tax authority can demand bank records in Calgary, says SCC

Quebec tax officials are entitled to demand information from the Calgary branch of a national bank where a trust established in Alberta by a Quebec family holds an account, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled today.

Font expert exposes phony trust documents

Font expert exposes phony trust documents

In a successful motion made by the trustee of a bankrupt estate to access two properties held in a trust, the case turned on the testimony of a typology expert who showed the font used in the trust documents did not exist when the documents were allegedly prepared.