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  • Timeline of an Estate: Tax and Other Considerations

    by Michelle FongBeing entrusted to be an Executor is an honour – it means that the deceased believes that you are the best suited person to manage and care for their estate. However, the position also comes with legal responsibilities and liabilities. The “job” of an Executor can last from a year or … Read more »

  • New Trust Reporting Requirements: It’s Almost Time

    By Lydia Roseman, Student-at-Law and MaryAnne LoneyBudget 2018 announced, and Budget 2019 confirmed, that trust reporting requirements are changing in 2021. While it may have felt far away at the time, 2021 is now almost upon us. If they have not already, it is time for trustees to start thinking ab … Read more »

  • Electronic Signing for Wills, Personal Directives and Power of Attorneys

    by Michelle FongOn May 15, 2020, Ministerial Order 39/2020 was issued that allows for electronic signing of estate planning documents under certain circumstances. WillsFormal Wills[1] can be signed by all parties separately if all the following criteria are met:      i.         An active Alberta law … Read more »

  • What’s in a Name? Amendments to Alberta’s Family Property Act

    by the McLennan Ross Wills & Estates TeamWhile the world seems to have been turned on its head these last few months as we all adjust to the “new normal” necessitated by the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, there have been some non-Coronavirus related changes made to the way property division for non-ma … Read more »

  • National Advance Care Planning Day: Terminology Explained

    By McLennan Ross Wills and Estates TeamToday is National Advance Planning Day in Canada. This day is intended to prompt the difficult conversation that most people tend to avoid for the other 364 days a year. There is a lot of confusing language out there regarding advance planning. This article see … Read more »