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  • 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 »

  • The Importance of SigningJanuary 26, 2018

    By Andrea MacLean, Student-at-LawAlberta’s Wills and Succession Act, SA 2010, c W-12.2 (“WSA”) gives courts the power to order that a will is valid, even where it does not comply with formal requirements required by the Act. But how far can a court go?The Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench found, on Dec … Read more »

  • Gifting of Irrevocable Right of SurvivorshipJanuary 5, 2018

    By Justine Bell, Student-at-LawRecently, Alberta’s Court of Queen’s Bench held an inter vivos gift of a joint interest in real property may be irrevocable where a party intended to gift an irrevocable right of survivorship.In Pohl v Midtal, 2017 ABQB 711, a mother and father transferred their intere … Read more »