2016 Hot Topics in Wills and Estates
(2016 Hot Topics in Wills and Estates )

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)