In some cases, the Estate Trustee begins to act with the best of intentions and slowly or suddenly becomes overwhelmed with the task. A good Estate Truste

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Once probate has been granted, there are many tasks to attend to. These include dealing with creditors, determining who the beneficiaries are, recovering

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If family members do not act promptly to administer an estate or to pay debts, creditors may make claims against the estate.

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Death does not relieve an individual from obligations to provide adequate support for dependants. If the Will (or Intestacy) does not make adequate provis

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Spouses have rights guaranteed by the Family Law Act of Ontario. Upon death, the surviving spouse has the right to choose whether to accept what they have

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Occasionally during the administration of an estate issues arise which are uncertain or unclear. In these situations it is possible to apply to a judge fo

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As a general rule, the Will is personal and private property until death. It does not have to be shown to or shared with any one else. However, situation

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A properly prepared estate plan will consider your social situation (ie. family issues), financial situation (including both assets and debts), potential t

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The preparation of a proper legal Will is the only way to ensure that property passes to beneficiaries in a binding, predictable and efficient manner. Whe

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Once the estate is ready to distribute, it is advisable to attend before a judge and set out all the transactions undertaken in connection with the estate.

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In the 1990ís the law was amended to permit individuals inOntarioto appoint someone else to make medical and health decisions on their behalf in the event

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Wills only apply after a person dies. A POA only applies while a person is alive. A POA for Property allows another person to perform transactions on you

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This is an application to the court to recognize the will as the official last will and testament of the deceased. This application is usually handled by

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Quantum Meruit can be basically translated from the Latin to mean "the value of services rendered". This is a type of claim which can be made to compensat

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A trust is a legal structure in which control over assets (eg. real estate or money) is turned over to trustee who manages the assets for the benefit of sp

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Wills can be challenged if they are signed as a result of undue influence, lack of capacity and legal negligence.

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A will is one of the only ways of determining what will happen with your property after your death. It is cost-effective and easy to prepare. By preparin

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