All posts in the ‘Joint tenancy’ category

High evidentiary threshold to rebut the presumption of resulting trust

I blogged a few years ago on the old law of presumption of advancement and new law of presumption of resulting trust established in the landmark Supreme Court of Canada Pecore decision. Click here for my previous blog. The presumption of resulting trust applies in estate contexts when a parent gratuitously transfers his or her… View this post »

Joint transfers with children can have devastating results

According to the sort of estate planning advice that gets dispensed over back yard fences and in gym locker rooms, transferring property into joint tenancy with children is the easy way to accomplish a number of things – often avoiding probate fees, and sometimes a desire to leave a particular property to a child outside of the will. Unfortunately… View this post »