Caroline G.S. Kiva Co-authors a Book: Drafting Wills in Canada: A Lawyer’s Practical Guide (3rd Edition)


published 12/14/2021

An Essential Resource for Any Lawyer Who is Asked to Draft Wills.

TDS lawyer Caroline G.S. Kiva has co-authored the book "Drafting Wills in Canada: A Lawyer's Practical Guide, 3rd Edition + USB". Published by LexisNexis Canada, this latest edition also includes a new chapter on First Nations Estates under the Indian Act written by TDS lawyer Shoshanna Paul.

The book, authored by Robyn Solnik, Brian Gillingham and Caroline G.S. Kiva, demonstrates the most common errors made by solicitors in drafting wills, powers of attorney, and other estate planning documents. The detailed explanations give readers deep insight into why the errors are wrong and what can be done to correct them. The 3rd Edition also includes helpful examples of good and bad drafting, along with dozens of practical tips both for drafting and for managing a wills practice.

The book also includes over 100 precedents that can be used to correct the most common errors in drafting, and those that they found to be the most useful. Precedents are in both the book and provided on a USB so that readers can tailor them to their practice needs.

The book is a great resource for general practitioners new to drafting legal documents, a great refresher for wills, estates and trust lawyers, and a handy reference for wealth management professionals.

The book is scheduled to be published on December 31, 2021 and is available for pre-order in the LexisNexis online store.

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