LawNow: Where There's a Will, There's a Way


The latest issue of LawNow: Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way is available.

Carole Aippersbach states in Viewpoint – A Cautionary Tale:

Let’s face it, no one wants to think about what happens if the thing that does not work out is your entire life. Who likes to think about death, or, worse yet, the possibility of being completely incapacitated for the rest of your natural life?

But writing your will and planning your estate don’t necessarily have to be gloomy affairs. The latest issue of LawNow shows that it can be life-affirming to plan ahead for those you love. As Carole concludes, “don’t play the odds – have the back-up plan.”

Alberta has a new Wills and Succession Act; read our articles to find out the top ten things you need to know about the new Act and how the Act amends family law.

Did you know that different rules apply to the wills and estates of Aboriginal people? Read John Edmond’s article to find out more.

Articles on testamentary trusts and unjust enrichment complete the focus on wills and estates.

The special report for this issue is Freedom of Conscience. Linda McKay-Panos describes what Freedom of Conscience means for Canadians. Rob Normey writes about PEN Canada, an organization that advocates for freedom of expression.

LawNow’s columns are full of interesting information as usual; check out columns such as Human Rights Law: Sizing Up Discrimination, Whatever Happened To… The Irwin Toy Company, and Not-for-Profit Law: Transparency for All?.

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