The Original Will Has Been Misplaced or Destroyed – W …

December 4th, 2018

We have recently looked at the validity of a Will, when the uncertainty of the testator’s wishes are apparent. Especially in the instance whereby the testator has more than one Will. –  However, the definition of the modern day family has somewhat evolved over the years, allowing for the recognition of diversity and the complex […]

 

Is Your Will Still Valid After A Recent Ontario Ruling?

October 2nd, 2018

A recent decision stemming from the Ontario Superior Court of Justice is likely to have far-reaching implications on wills across the Province, and your will could be one of them. On September 11, 2018, Justice Sean Dunphy ruled that wills cannot leave the distribution of one’s assets to the discretion of one’s trustees. If it […]

 

Own a Business? Know the Importance of Dual Wills

March 6th, 2014

Preparing dual wills is a useful estate planning tool for business owners and offers the estate significant savings with respect to probate fees. When administering an estate, the first step is often to apply for a Certificate of Appointment of Estate Trustee (a process commonly referred to as probate). In making this application, the executor/estate […]

 

Estate Planning: 5 tips to ensure you’re on the right …

July 15th, 2013

There comes a point in your life when you realize that your hard work has produced something tangible and worth protecting and estate planning is the key. Often coined the “cornerstone” of your estate plan, carefully drafted wills and powers of attorney are the first step to estate planning. It is important, however, to remain […]

 
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