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  • The Value of Digital Assets and Why It Should Not Be Ignored in Estate PlanningJuly 30, 2018

    Author: Marika Cherkawsky, Student-at-Law Your house, children, jewelry and art, these are all the typical items a person will think about when planning their Estate.  However, what is often forgot about is a person’s digital assets. In a report on digital assets, Kimberly Whaley, defines digital as … Read more »

  • Changes in the Wind for Cohabitating CouplesJuly 4, 2018

    Author: Karen Platten, Q.C.For many individuals in Alberta, living in a relationship of interdependence (a common law relationship) without the benefit of marriage is a choice. The choice involves the notion that they do not want the legal obligations of marriage, such as division of property, to ap … Read more »

  • New Trust Reporting Requirements – Big Implications?May 14, 2018

    Authors: MaryAnne Loney and Mike Harris   All trustees need to be aware that trust reporting requirements are changing.  Currently, a trust only needs to file an income tax return in certain circumstances, including if it earns income, disposes of capital property, or makes distributions to benefici … Read more »

  • Judicial Discretion, Consent and Closure: Priority and Control Over the DeadApril 4, 2018

    By: Richard Wong, Student-at-Law The Alberta Court of Appeal in Campbell v. Campbell, 2018 ABCA 46, agreed with the chambers judge, dispensing with the consent of the appellant-father of the deceased to have his son’s remains tested to determine the cause of death under “suspicious circumstances”.  … Read more »

  • Who Gets the Farm?February 15, 2018

    Author: Joel FranzJustice Nielsen released his decision in Kachur Estate, 2017 ABQB 786, on December 19, 2017. While disputes regarding estate succession in the farming context are common throughout Alberta, reported decisions are less plentiful, given that most matters settle prior to a hearing. Th … Read more »