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  • Protecting Inheritances

    If you are considering leaving an inheritance to your adult child, you may be concerned with its protection in the future. It is a reality that even a mature and responsible child may lose control over some of their assets in the face of a relationship breakdown. At present, close to 40% of all marr … Read more »

  • Oil Revenue/Surface Lease Retention

    When purchasing land, especially agricultural land, buyers must be aware of many different rights that can be sold or are not sold in the transaction. One specific interest in land of concern is governed by surface leases, usually with an oil company or other entity that leases a part of the subject … Read more »

  • Guardianship, Trusteeship, and Estate Planning: Navigating the Right Path

    As an estate planning lawyer, I often talk to clients who are assisting their loved ones with their personal or financial decisions. This can be a very stressful task for family members, made no easier by the many pieces of literature and generalized advice around “personal directives”, “powers of a … Read more »

  • Divorce and Estate Planning: Is this really the end?

    It is very common for spouses, whether married or “common-law” (in Alberta, this is called “adult inter-dependent partners), to visit a lawyer together to develop their estate plan. Indeed, most couple’s estate plans (ignoring complexities raised by blended families) simply appoint each other to be … Read more »

  • Government of Alberta Grazing Leases

    MAY 30, 2016 Updated NOVEMBER 1, 2020 A provincial grazing lease is a common interest in land with specific rules for transfer/assignment. Often Crown lands are declared to be available to the public and leases are granted. Once issued, however, they become very valuable assets and can be willed to … Read more »