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Zhivov Law. What’s in a Name?

Zhivov is a Russian surname meaning “life,” according to Mr. Vladimir Zhivov. While Russians have no problem spelling and pronouncing the word, it is a difficult name for many native English-speakers. From “Zivov” and “Zeevov” to “Zhibob” and “Zibob,” our managing counsel’s last name is frequently misspelled… “Zihov,” “Shivov,” “Shibob,” “Zhikov,” “Zikov,” “Shish kebab.” And how do you pronounce that? (He gets that a lot.) In English, it is pronounced “Zi-vahv.” That is “Zi” as in “Zip.”

Some Thoughts About Wills

Alberta used to have a whole host of legislation that dealt with wills and related matters. Since February 1, 2012, the new Wills and Succession Act has been in effect, and I thought I would quickly touch on a few important highlights that are worth noting and/or...