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Passing on the family cottage

Canada - September 29 2020 For many families, a summer or winter home or cottage is one of their most treasured assets. Most cottage owners want the cottage to stay in the…

Sandra L. Enticknap, M. Elena Hoffstein.

Petrick (Trustee) v Petrick: Another Reminder to Be Careful with Joint Tenancies

Canada - December 17 2019 A recent B.C. Supreme Court decision provides another cautionary tale about the use of joint tenancies as part of an estate plan. Family members often…

U.S. Class Action Filed for Canadians Who Receive U.S. Retirement Benefits

Canada - March 5 2019 Persons who have lived and worked for extended periods of time in both Canada and the United States can often be eligible to receive benefits under…

BC Government Moves Ahead with Speculation and Vacancy Tax

Canada - November 13 2018 On February 20, 2018, the BC Government announced its intention to implement a new tax on residential properties in certain regions of the province to…

Kathryn Gullason, Sharon A. MacMillan.

Home is Where the . . . . Domicile is?

Canada - September 7 2018 Born in Vancouver, raised in Toronto, educated in New York, graduate degree from England, first job in Hong Kong, transferred to Tokyo, retired in the…