The Estate Blog

Recent Last Will Cases in Ontario

There is a great deal of confusion about how to make wills. Clients are confused. They visit American estate planning websites where different estate and tax laws and are used. In some jurisdictions, digital wills are allowed. Here’s an example of what can go wrong in Ontario….
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Are You a First Time Ontario Executor?

I know that being a first-time executor or estate trustee can be stressful. But I know it doesn’t have to be so. I wrote a free report to help you weather any estate storm. You need more than a checklist to guide you. I break down your…
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When You Prepare Your Last Will

What’s your plan to protect your family’s money after your death? We all know family estate fights can start once you’re gone. It does not matter how much money is at stake. You don’t have to be rich to need a will. Wills help reduce taxes. Your…
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New Trends to Know if You’re Challenging Ontario Wills

Here are factors courts consider before giving directions to contest a will. Courts have duties to the deceased will maker who is not before the court. 1. Personal DisclosureThe deceased person cannot argue against the release of their private medical, financial, or legal files (disclosure orders). Usually,…
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This Is the New Standard Required to Contest Ontario Wills

Are you thinking of contesting a will? Read this before you act. This is the background to a new trend in will contests. Courts will protect testators’ private lives, their estates and limited court resources. Fishing Expeditions Courts now require minimal threshold evidence to question a will’s…
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