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  • Planning for Death in Business: Capital Dividends and Unanimous Shareholders Agreements

    By Michelle Fong and MaryAnne LoneyMaking a plan for the storm when the weather is still good is the fundamental basis of estate planning and business succession planning. It allows everyone involved to set out their intentions, have open and clear communications, and set a plan in place that they f … Read more »

  • Were My Parents Right? – Implications of the Family Property Act

    By Moe DennyMy parents have always harped about not moving in with a partner until we’re married. Recent changes to the Family Property Act (the “Act”), suggest they may have been on to something as long term dating may trigger entitlement to property. The Act, which replaced the Matrimonial Propert … Read more »

  • Update: Remote Witnessing and Signing of Estate Planning Documents

    By Sarah LevineOn June 18, 2020, the Government of Alberta introduced Bill 24, the COVID-19 Pandemic Response Statutes Amendment Act, 2020 (“Bill 24”). In our news release of May 27, 2020, we highlighted a concern that had arisen in the provisions of Ministerial Order 39/2020 (“M.O.”). The M.O. auth … Read more »

  • Personal Representatives – Notice Obligations

    By Lydia Roseman, Student-at-LawThis post seeks to answer the following questions: who must a personal representative[i]give notice to? When must notice be given? What must be included in that notice?There are a number of groups of people that may be entitled to notice before a personal representati … Read more »

  • 85 is the New 71 – The Advanced Life Deferred Annuity

    By Lydia Roseman, Student-at-Law and Michelle FongWhile the proposed legislation states that the ALDA will be deemed to have come into effect on January 1, 2020, some industry professionals suspect that it will not come into force until next year. We will update this article once such legislation is … Read more »