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Beneficiary Designation by Substitute Decision Makers, Final Report 104


The Alberta Law Reform Institute has released recommendations to ensure testamentary wishes are respected upon death. It has become common to use beneficiary designations as a simple way to pass on assets. Beneficiary designations are made with: Pension plans Insurance policies Retirement savings plans Retirement income funds Locked in retirement accounts Tax free savings accounts However, more of the population is aging and losing the capacity to decide who will receive the proceeds of these […]

AREA OF LAW Wills and Succession
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FILE FR104.pdf

July 1, 2014

Beneficiary Designations: RRSPs, RRIFs and Section 47 of the Trustee Act, Final Report 68


This report examines the issue whether section 47 of the Trustee Act ought to apply to RRSPs and RRIFs. It describes the scope and history of this project, looks at the existing law, and concludes that section 47 probably applies to RRSPs, even though its definition of “plan” does not mention them by name. The report also explores the fact that RRIFs as a type of “plan” within the meaning of section 47 is more doubtful. Arguments […]

AREA OF LAW Wills and Succession Family Law
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FILE fr068.pdf

September 29, 1993