The Law Society of Ontario has an important notice to the public about investment schemes.
My last post gave you tips on handling Ontario estates if there is no will. These are intestate estates. Guess who shares when there is an intestacy? What you learn may encourage you to sign your will. Here is a Simple Example of an Intestate Distribution: When… Read full article
The simple answer is that you need court authority to handle this estate. Without a will that names an executor, no one can control the estate. You must wait until a court appoints an estate trustee without a will. Here are some steps to save you time… Read full article
This is the third and final stage of the Executor Roadmap. Read stage one and stage two. Step 7: Pay all bills before distributing estate assets. Executors are personally responsible to pay all creditors from estate funds. Income tax clearances protect you from personal liability. Tax returns… Read full article
Your Simple Guide to Avoiding Costly Mistakes on Your Estate Journey The Executor Roadmap helps you reduce stress, focus your time and efforts. Handling another person’s money puts tremendous responsibility on you. Take heart. Most executors have no experience. But you need professional guidance to complete your… Read full article
Are you anxious about the new responsibilities you face? Don’t panic or stay up nights worrying. You may be a grieving beneficiary as well as executor. My free three-stage Executor Roadmap can help you reduce your stress on your estate journey. You can decline the job before… Read full article
This is a continuation from Part 1, which you can read here. Estate Court Probate Process The estate court staff review estate court applications. They check for issues and can request extra materials. If mistakes or incomplete information are filed, the process can be delayed. Original documents may… Read full article
This post explains part of the probate estate process in Ontario. It does not explain your legal duties if you are an estate personal representative, executor or estate trustee. You should obtain legal advice before you act as an executor or an estate trustee. The sooner you… Read full article
Please read my updated mediation guide. It’s called Estate Mediation: Answers to 10 Most Frequently Asked Questions.
When your Partner Dies Without a Will in Ontario: Married and Common Law Spouses Have Different Property RightsPosted By: Ed Olkovich In: Wills
Yes, if you’re married or in a common law relationship, it makes a difference. You lived with a partner for 13 years and suddenly your partner dies. If your partner never made a will, what do you do next? You need legal advice about your rights. In… Read full article