NS Legislative Report, Fall Sitting – Update October 16

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Zombie Deeds Can Finally Be Laid to Rest

In the spirit of the season, it seems timely to review the recent Ontario case of Thompson v Elliott Estate, which considered the validity of “zombie” deeds. As the judge in that case describes them, a zombie deed is “a transfer of an interest in land registered after the death of the grantor as if […]

Peace of Mind: Step by Step Process of Planning Your...

The Estates & Trusts team at Cox & Palmer is here to help you prepare your will.  These are important steps to take now for peace of mind later.

Security for Costs in Estate Litigation

Security for costs is a remedy available to parties defending a claim where, if they were successful in defending the claim, they would fact undue difficulty in collecting a costs award made against the unsuccessful claimant.

Using Henson Trusts to Plan for a Family Member with...

Using a trust to provide for a special needs family member provides a way of maintaining control of assets in the hands of responsible persons, for the benefit of a family member who is living with a disability.

Signing Wills and Estate Planning Documents in Nova Scotia While...

The lawyers and staff at Cox & Palmer in Halifax are ready to help you complete your wills and estate planning documents. If you need a Will, Power of Attorney or Personal Directive for medical care, our lawyers have several options to assist you in preparing and signing documents quickly and safely during the COVID-19 outbreak.