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Wednesday February 24, 2021

Who Owns the IP? Is it the Employer or the Employee?

Authored by: Marc J. Belliveau Posted in: Business Law
Intellectual Property (IP) ownership rules determine whether an Employer or an Employee holds rights to the creation at hand. Although IP covers a broad range of federal laws and statutory rights, the three most relevant to Employers in Canada are Patents, Copyright and Trademarks.

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Monday March 2, 2020

The Appointment of Substitute Decision Makers

Authored by: Luke C. Godin Posted in: Wills & Estates

Creating an enduring power of attorney and the Adult Capacity and Decision-Making Act.

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Thursday April 25, 2019

Cottage Wars: Estate Planning and the Family Cottage

Authored by: George M. Clarke Posted in: Wills & Estates

As the May long weekend approaches, those with cottages will be turning their minds to the annual tradition of heading to the shore, lake or river to open up the cottage.

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Friday February 15, 2019

Digital Assets and Social Media: Are They in Your Estate Plan?

Authored by: Alanna Mayne, TEP Posted in: Wills & Estates

The recent issues surrounding QuadrigaCX and the death of the company’s CEO, Gerald Cotten, is an important reminder that you should ensure your digital assets are included as part of your estate planning.

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Tuesday January 22, 2019

Predatory Marriages

Authored by: Terrance G. Sheppard Posted in: Family Law Wills & Estates

Marriage can have a significant legal impact on a person’s property and assets. Through marriage a spouse may have legal claim to a home,[1] may have a claim to other property and a marriage may give rise to spousal support obligations.[2]

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Wednesday August 29, 2018

Aretha Franklin Died Without a Will – Who Gets the Pink Cadillac?

Authored by: George M. Clarke Posted in: Wills & Estates

Aretha Franklin died on August 16th, 2018. Over a career that spanned almost 50 years she recorded 112 charted hits on Billboard, she had 17 top-10 singles and 100 R & B entries (including 20 number-one R & B singles) making her the most charted female artist of all time.

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Tuesday June 26, 2018

Before Renting your Property on Short-Term Rental Websites: Some Things you Should Know

Authored by: Lauren M. Randall Posted in: Real Estate Wills & Estates

More and more Canadians are renting their homes to travelers via online short-term vacation rental services such as Airbnb, VRBO and HomeAway.

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Friday May 4, 2018

“Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue” and Updating Your Will?

Posted in: Family Law Wills & Estates

Marriage and your Estate Plan

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Friday April 13, 2018

Death and Taxes: Who Has Priority to Estate Assets?

Posted in: Wills & Estates

We have all heard the saying that there are only two certainties in life: death and taxes. The recent decision of Evans Estate (Re), 2018 NSSC 68 confirmed the truth of that saying.

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Friday April 15, 2016

A Gift of Life: Organ and Tissue Donation

Posted in: Wills & Estates

Organ and tissue donation is one of the most powerful gifts. Donating an organ can save or prolong the recipient’s life. Organ donation from a single person can impact the lives of up to eight people while a single tissue donation can improve the lives of up to forty people.

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Monday March 28, 2016

Estate Planning: Married, Divorced or Common Law

Authored by: Lauren M. Randall Posted in: Wills & Estates

If you are married, divorced, separated or common law there are different ways your assets will get distributed upon death. It is important to know what happens to your assets in the event something happens to you. Estate plans allow you to decide how your assets get distributed.

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Friday September 11, 2015

Getting Your Affairs in Order

Authored by: Amanda M. Carew Posted in: Wills & Estates

Now that the lazy days of summer are over, it is the time of year that many people tackle the to-do list of things to get organized for fall. High on that list should be getting a proper estate plan in place. By doing so, you ensure that in the event something happens to you, your loved ones are

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Tuesday June 17, 2014

What to Think About When Making a Will

Authored by: George M. Clarke Posted in: Wills & Estates

Writing your will can be an overwhelming process. Here is a list of items that can offer some assistance when preparing your will. You must name an executor (also called a trustee). This is the person who carries out the instructions in the will. It is a good idea to name an alternative,

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