How To Lose An Inheritance

Is it possible to lose an inheritance? The answer is there are many ways in which you can lose an inheritance, particularly if there are unscrupulous people given authority over the estate. Two recent cases highlight this point. Nephew Stands to Lose An Inheritance A...

What Happens When You Die?

Do you know what happens when we die?  Although science has come a long way, immortality for our human bodies is not yet an option.  In the meanwhile, we need to get our heads around dealing with the here and now.  The truth is that in our Western society, death has...

Death, Dying and Estate Planning

Death, dying and estate planning.  Only one of these three can be avoided.  In fact, at least 41% of Australians have avoided preparing a will.  Some of those 41% think they expect to make one, but they’re not there yet. Yet dying is one thing all human beings...

Death: Plan Yours Today

  The subject of death doesn’t seem like a usual choice for holding a festival.  We have music and arts festivals, beer festivals (Oktoberfest), Christmas and Chinese New Year – these are more obvious candidates for celebration. But that’s changing....

What Is A Deathbed Will?

On of the most interesting cases of a deathbed will is illustrated at the law library of the University of Saskatchewan College of Law. On 8 June 1948 in Saskatchewan, Canada, a farmer named Cecil George Harris who had become trapped under his own tractor carved a...