Probate fees are levied when an application for probate or administration is sought in the Province of Manitoba or other common law jurisdictions in Canada.
They are determined as a proportion… Read More
This blog was initially published on May 25, 2020.
Following in the footsteps of several other provinces, Alberta and British Columbia have announced that lawyers will be allowed to facilitate the… Read More
Bill 24, the COVID-19 Pandemic Response Statutes Amendment Act, was introduced in the Alberta Legislature and passed first reading on June 18, 2020.
The Bill proposes amendments to 15 acts across… Read More
Estate planning professionals often hear that their clients “just don’t have time” to complete a will. These clients frequently emerge with renewed motivation to complete their estate plans when faced… Read More
Authors: Alain Gaucher, Q.C., Erin Bokshowan, Katrina Wagner
On October 1, 2019, The Intestate Succession Act, 2019 was proclaimed into force. This legislation repeals The Intestate Succession Act, 1996, and makes… Read More
Authors: John Agioritis and Lane Zabolotney
Joint tenancies are popular mechanisms used by testators to reduce the probate fees on their estates and simplify the overall estate administration process. They are attractive… Read More
This post was written prior to our January 2017 merger, under our previous firm name, Aikins, MacAulay & Thorvaldson LLP.
A common intention of a parent’s estate plan is that his/her children… Read More
This post was written prior to our January 2017 merger, under our previous firm name, MacPherson Leslie & Tyerman LLP.
On May 31st, 2016 the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada… Read More