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
Doreen was making her first will after her divorce. She thought she knew who to leave everything to. I asked her, “What happens if a catastrophe occurs? What if a beneficiary dies before you or with you? Who are your backup beneficiaries?” You likely know who your… Read full article
Laura was in a panic after her sister, Sue, died without a will. She called me because she needed to arrange Sue’s funeral. Laura lived outside of Ontario and planned to take a week off work. “I have to handle my late sister Sue’s estate. I hope… Read full article
Edward F. Olkovich was featured in Probate & Property magazine. His bio appears in the 2017 November-December issue of the magazine, a publication of the Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section of the American Bar Association. Read Ed’s profile as it appears in the issue. … Read full article