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Succession Planning: Lowering Your Beneficiaries Tax Bill on the Cottage

Date: 05 Mar, 2014| Author: Fred Streiman

Succession planning is a field of law that deals with wills, probate and estate planning after a person dies. This field of law is largely governed by the Succession Law Reform Act in Ontario but there are a number of other factors that should be considered. One very important consideration is tax, specifically capital gains […]

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Child Support for Adult Children

Date: 05 Mar, 2014| Author: Fred Streiman

Many people may not know that child support obligations can, and often do, continue after the child reaches the age of 18. The concept of an adult child may seem like an oxymoron to some parents. They may think a child over 18 should support themselves financially. Other parents will continue to financially support their […]

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Applying to Remove an Estate Trustee: Replacing Executors

Date: 05 Mar, 2014| Author: Fred Streiman

There are a number of reasons why a party would want to remove or replace an estate trustee. In this blog post I want to canvas the important elements that the court will look at when an application for a appointment of a new trustee is brought. I will also look at some of the […]

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Executors, Trustees and Breach of Fiduciary Duty: What Happens When an Estate Trustee Ignores Their Responsibilities?

Date: 05 Mar, 2014| Author: Fred Streiman

An estate trustee is often called by the more traditional name of executor (male) or executrix (female). Their role is to carry out the terms of the last will and testament of the testator (the person who made the will). Estate trustees can be left with significant responsibilities in relation to the testator’s estate. Because […]

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Human rights

Date: 20 Feb, 2014| Author: Fred Streiman

Human rights codes do far more good than harm. Even if you agree with Ezra Levant’s decision to publish the controversial cartoons of Mohammed, that’s no reason to call for an end to human rights commissions MARVIN KURZ Special to Globe and Mail Update In February, Ezra Levant decided to parachute straight into the eye […]

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