Wills and Estates

Avoiding Guardianship Litigation with Carefully Considered Powers of Attorney

With Canada’s aging population, there has been an increase in disputes within families about who should be making personal and financial decisions on behalf of incapable members of the family.

Many of these disputes could be avoided with properly drafted Powers of Attorney. Read more →

November is #OBAMakeAWill Month

According to the Ontario Bar Association, only 44% of Canadians have a Will. If you are not already a member of this prepared group of Canadians and would like to join the club, please contact Ashley Doidge at 416-224-1996, ext. 217 ) or Eric Gossin at 416-224-1996, ext. 210 ().

 

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What is Probate?

What is Probate?

After a person dies in Ontario, the executor may need to have the deceased’s Will “probated” by the Superior Court of Justice in order to obtain a “Certificate of Appointment of Estate Trustee With (or Without) a Will”.

The Certificate of Appointment of Estate Trustee With (or Without) a Will” may be required in order for the executor to access the deceased’s bank accounts and sell the deceased’s real estate. Read more →