Category: Wills

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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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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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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What Are Your Legal and Moral Obligations?

Even if you can answer that question, you still have to make sure you provide adequately for all your dependants. What is adequate support? Likely only an estate lawyer or judge can answer that. And you don’t want to ask a judge. If you don’t provide adequate…
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Can Anyone Find Your Online Last Will?

Did you make your will during the pandemic? I recommend you locate the original will and review it. You may be surprised by the choices you made about who your beneficiaries and executors would be. Did You Make a Will Online? No one knows if your online…
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Problems With the Last Will?

If something is wrong with the last will, I can help. Here are some common questions about wills I can help with:  – The original will is lost, can you use a copy of the will?  – The meaning of the will is unclear …
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