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March 2015 Archives

Dispute-Proofing Your Estate Plan

It's common knowledge that we are at the leading edge of an avalanche of wealth transfer. Baby boomers in increasing numbers are heading into their retirement years and beyond. The succession of capital that will occur is unprecedented. In the recent past, we've also seen higher average annual divorce rates and lower rates of marriage than say 50 or even 25 years ago. Added to the mix of wealth transfer and blended, non-traditional and sometimes dysfunctional families is another topic we've written on periodically in the past--greater proportions of the population living in diminished states of capacity for extended periods of time, dependant on family and friends to act as their substitute decision makers. In certain families, any combination of these ingredients can be a recipe for a nasty and prolonged estate dispute and general fractiousness.

The Importance of Updating your Affairs on Separation and Divorce

Updating your estate plan on separation and divorce in a timely manner is critical in order to avoid unintended results, possible later disputes, and even litigation. The following highlights some of the most common concerns, as well as precautions to take.

We are a top-ranked and peer recognized firm, including Margaret O’Sullivan by Chambers Canada Guide 2017 and Chambers Canada High Net Worth 2017 as one of the top six private client lawyers in Canada:

  • Top Ranked Canada Chambers 2017 Margaret O'Sullivan
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  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory
  • The Law Reviews | Expert Panel 2015
  • Step | Canada | Advising Families Across Generations
  • Top Ranked HNW Chambers 2016 Margaret O'Sullivan
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