Category Archives: Wills and Estates

Cowper-Smith and the Law of Proprietary Estoppel: Implications for the Oil and Gas Lease?

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: Cowper-Smith and the Law of Proprietary Estoppel: Implications for the Oil and Gas Lease? Case Commented On: Cowper-Smith v Morgan, 2017 SCC 61 (CanLII) The Supreme Court of Canada handed down its decision in Cowper-Smith v … Continue reading

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Inter-Provincial Recognition of Substitute Decision-Making Documents

By: Katherine MacKenzie PDF Version: Inter-Provincial Recognition of Substitute Decision-Making Documents Report Commented On: Alberta Law Reform Institute, Inter-Provincial Recognition of Substitute Decision-Making Documents, Report for Discussion 32 The Alberta Law Reform Institute (ALRI) is considering changes to the statutory rules … Continue reading

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The Impact of a Dower Act Life Estate on the Valuation and Distribution of Intestate Estates

By: Jonnette Watson Hamilton PDF Version: The Impact of a Dower Act Life Estate on the Valuation and Distribution of Intestate Estates Case Commented On: Estate of Johnson, Rick Allen (Re), 2017 ABQB 399 (CanLII) The deceased, Rick Allen Johnson, died … Continue reading

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Capacity to Make and Revoke an Enduring Power of Attorney

By: Jonnette Watson Hamilton PDF Version: Capacity to Make and Revoke an Enduring Power of Attorney Case Commented On: Pirie v Pirie, 2017 ABQB 104 (CanLII) The issue in this case was whether the applicant had the mental capacity in July 2016 … Continue reading

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Reaffirming the Importance of Clarity in Drafting a Will

By: Geoff S. Costeloe PDF Version: Reaffirming the Importance of Clarity in Drafting a Will Case Commented On: MRM Estate (Re), 2015 ABQB 475 A recent Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench decision has demonstrated the lengths that the Court can … Continue reading

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