• Title:               2016 Hot Topics in Wills and Estates

    Date:               November 8,  2016

    Description: Our experienced panel will provide a review of hot topics facing wills and estates practitioners.

    Topics will include:

    • Estate planning for common-law couples and blended families: how family property laws can impact the distribution of an estate and what strategies will help ensure the estate is distributed in the intended manner.
    • Pitfalls of using beneficiary designations and joint property as will substitutes: educating your clients about unintended distributions and tax consequences.

    • Family farm transfers: farm property is subject to unusual tax rules, which can reduce or defer tax liability, but restrict how the farmer can deal with the farm. Learn to identify and address the issues.

    • Review of the legislation and case law in the context of everyday practice.

    Chair: Eleanor Wiebe, Q.C., Fillmore Riley LLP

    Panel:    Christine Van Cauwenberghe, Investors Group | Andrew Winkless,
    Brown & Associates Law Office | Leah Kosokowsky, Law Society of Manitoba

    Run Time:        3 hours

    MCPD hours:     3 hours

    EPPM hours:     0.5 hours

    Price:                $105 + GST ($110.25)

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  • Title:               2017 Hot Topics in Wills and Estates

    Date:               December 7,  2017

    Description: Don’t miss this highly informative program featuring experienced counsel Eleanor Wiebe, Q.C. and Caroline Kiva.

    Topics will include:

    • Issues to address in dealing with U.S. vacation property in wills and estate planning, including self-proving affidavits
    • Rule 74 amendments
    • Powers of Attorney
    • An update on relevant case law
    • Ethical considerations, including “who is my client?
    • Highlights from Drafting Wills in Canada:  A Lawyer’s Practical Guide, 2nd Edition

    Presenters:

    Eleanor Wiebe, Q.C., recently retired from Fillmore Riley LLP
    Caroline Kiva, Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP

    Run Time:        3 hours

    MCPD hours:     3 hours

    EPPM hours:     0.5 hours

    Price:                $105 + GST ($110.25)

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