Information About Estate Law Canada
- Law in Nova Scotia regarding donation of organ & tissues is changing on January 18, 2021
In most jurisdictions in Canada, if you want to donate your organs or tissues after death, you need to say so in writing, or at the very least have a designated decision-maker who can consent on your behalf. This is changing in Nova Scotia. As of January 18, 2021, everyone is deemed to have given co … Read more »
- Renouncing as executor may not always be an automatic right
Today I’m posting a case comment that was prepared for you by James D Steele, an estates lawyer in Saskatchewan who has shared some of his thoughts on this blog before:An interesting lesson for executors comes from the recent Saskatchewan decision in Goby v Frederick, 2020 SKQB 201 Wayne Frederick p … Read more »
- Merry Christmas, friends. Here how it looks in my home town of St. John's, NL
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- Mother regrets adding daughter to title. Is severing the title a possibility?
Since we have been talking a lot lately about parents and their homes in the context of estate planning, I thought this letter from a daughter trying to deal with her mother’s property would round out the group. In this case, the mother is still alive and hoping to undo the arrangements already in p … Read more »
- Can a disabled adult child who lived with parents their whole lives claim the house?
It’s not unusual for a disabled adult to continue living at home with his or her parents after the other children have left home. When the person’s physical or mental challenges are such that he or she can’t earn a living, staying in the family home is often an ideal solution. I certainly come acros … Read more »