PRACTICE AREA: Estates & Trusts

News and Views — WeirFoulds Estates & Trusts Newsletter

This post provides an update on recent changes to the Estate Administration Tax Act, 1998 in Ontario.

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CED, an Overview of the Law — Gifts: Presumptions

With Valentine’s Day behind us, gifts are on our minds. But here at the Insight blog, we’re more fascinated by the concept of legal gifts. When is something presumed to be a gift? This post looks at presumptions within the context of gifts between husband and wife, parent and child and between strangers, as well as in the purchase of land in the name of another.

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This blog post discusses proposed changes to the Ontario Estates Administration Tax Act and its regulations.

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Gironda v. Gironda | 2013 CarswellOnt 8612 | Ontario Superior Court of Justice

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With charity awareness techniques in the news (ice bucket challenge, anyone?), this C.E.D. post provides an overview of the law of charities and, in particular, the forms of charities as they apply to trusts, corporations, unincorporated organizations, as well as the classification of charities under the Income Tax Act.

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A tour of some changes to Estates&TrustsSource on the new WestlawNext Canada platform

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Highlights from the latest WeirFoulds Estates & Trusts Newsletter

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Legal Wit—Dickensian Estate Dispute

"The parties to these proceedings are either unaware of that classic novel's lesson or unenlightened by it."

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The Rule Against Perpetuities is a notoriously difficult area of law–able to confound even the sharpest legal minds. The C.E.D. provides a clear and concise explanation of this topic, deftly illuminating the logic behind the Rule. Behold!

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