Case Brief - Testamentary Capacity and Dementia

In McAndrew Estate (Re), 2020 ABQB 614, the Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta considered the validity of three wills made by a woman diagnosed with dementia.

5 Things to Talk About When Managing Your Estate Plans

Managing estate plans can be intimidating. In fact, many people are so afraid of the thought of it that they fail to plan adequately. Or, it may seem that with so much to learn and do, you simply don’t know where to start.

Case Study - Organizing your will vault with the Canada Will Registry

Wolfe, Smith, and Forster LLP (“WSF”) have been practicing law in the Fergus, Ontario area since 1931. The firm was already using NoticeConnect to advertise for creditors when they heard about how NoticeConnect’s Canada Will Registry can help with will vault management.

Case Brief - The meaning of "residence"

In Poole v Dailey, 2020 SKQB 226, the Queen's Bench for Saskatchewan considered the case of a will that left a residential property to a couple's daughter, on condition that she occupy it as her residence.

Here's Why You Need to Draft Effective Power of Attorney(s)

Powers of attorney are one of the most important documents in your client’s estate plan, simply by virtue of the fact that they come into effect when your client is often at their most vulnerable – living, but lacking the ability to make decisions.

Tips for Choosing an Executor

Choosing an executor is like hiring an employee. You have to consider the candidate's qualifications, experience, and if they're the right fit. In this blog, I review some factors to think about when selecting the right person for the job.

Value for Clients with Will Registration Certificates

This week we introduced Will Registration Certificates. When you register a client's will on the Canada Will Registry, you can now download a certificate to share with your client showing that you've taken this important step.

Case Brief - Rebutting the presumption of revocation

Levitz v. Hillel Lodge Long Term Care Foundation, 2017 ONSC 6253 is a case about a missing will and what it takes to rebut the presumption of revocation.

E-Filing, Caselines, and Everything in Between

We know that COVID-19 protocols and procedures have had everyone thrown off course more times than any of us care to admit. Once we’ve had a chance to figure out and implement one practice direction, we are undoubtedly thrown a new one.

Why Updating Your Internet Browser Matters

From researching clients to interviewing new hires to checking the weather, so much of what we do online starts with opening a browser.

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