Trusts, Estates and Fiduciary Obligations

Events & Seminars

  • February 25, 2016
    10:30 am - 2:30 pm

Rob Olson will be co-presenting a Farm Safety Workshop for Egg & Pullet producers on behalf of Manitoba Egg Farmers on February 25, 2016, from 10:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the Victoria Inn, 1808 Wellington Avenue.

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  • February 25, 2016
    5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The VA Angels will be holding an event in the Director’s Lounge at True North Foundation on Thursday, February 25th. The event will be attended by angel investors, as well as start-up and emerging companies looking for capital. About VA Angel Events The average presenter has been in business for at least two years, has a […]

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  • March 3, 2016 - March 4, 2016
    9:30 am - 10:00 pm

Africa’s impressive economic growth has resulted in an accelerating pace of competition for assets among ever more sophisticated and demanding market participants. Success over the long run depends on a sound legal strategy, one that is rooted in a thorough understanding of rapidly changing political, regulatory and competitive dynamics. The 2016 Lex Mundi Emerging Africa Conference in Cape Town, South Africa, will explore these challenges and address the concerns of senior corporate counsel and business decision makers.

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Trusts, Estates and Fiduciary Obligations Overview

Our wills and estates lawyers are involved in all aspects of estate planning and estate administration, including the drafting of wills, inter vivos trusts, powers of attorney and health care directives, implementing estate freezes, income splits and buy-sell agreements for clients and advising personal representatives and beneficiaries with respect to the ongoing administration of estates and trusts, including estate and trust litigation.

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  • So you are a surviving joint account holder and think you can get by without opening an Estate account. Think again – here are 5 reasons you might want to open an Estate account, even if you don’t think you need to.

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  • Given the significant increase in blended families in recent years, it is becoming more and more important to have a will. However, what most people don’t realize is that, in many cases, a will alone isn’t enough. In the case of many, particularly those with children of dissolved relationships, a full estate plan is required.

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  • A Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench decision highlights to importance of planning for all contingencies when setting up a family trust.

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  • So you’ve been named as the executor of an estate, and you have been told that probate will be required. What can you expect? What is probate, what’s it going to cost and how long will it take? Can you make your own estate plan to enable your own beneficiaries to avoid probate? And finally, is it wise to avoid probate for the sake of saving a few dollars?

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