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Why at times Primary and Secondary Wills are Crucial

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Date: 09 Jun, 2022

In late 2021, Justice Nicholson of the Ontario Superior Court released his decision in Greaves Estate vs. Ontario (Ministry of Finance). Mr. Greaves died far earlier than anyone had anticipated. At the time of his death, he controlled three corporations ( not listed on a stock exchange ) and they were the beneficiary of a […]

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WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU CANNOT FIND THE ORIGINAL WILL?

Date: 09 Jun, 2022

All is not necessarily lost. There are circumstances where an unsigned copy or photocopy of a signed Will can be located. However, after searching high and low the original is nowhere to be found. A court does have the ability to fix the situation. A specific remedy is set out in Rule 75.02 of the […]

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REMOVING AN EXECUTOR AKA AN ESTATE TRUSTEE

Date: 27 Apr, 2022

Removing an executor also known as an estate trustee is a difficult mountain to climb and we have touched upon the law surrounding that issue in other blog articles. I refer one to our recent blog article on Walters v. Walters titled An Absolute Discretion. This website also features two other blog articles titled Applying […]

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A CAUTIONARY TALE WHEN OPENING UP AN ONLINE INVESTMENT ACCOUNT

Date: 29 Mar, 2022

Increasingly with our online world, our clients are taking advantage of opening up online stock trading accounts. Wishing to save the fees charged by normal investment and brokerage houses, parties are taking advantage of offers of almost minimal commissions offered by companies such as Questrade.  It is crucial that when couples open up such an […]

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JOINT TENANTS vs TENANTS-IN-COMMON

Date: 29 Mar, 2022

There is no more basic yet more misunderstood term in real estate than the difference between joint tenancy vs. tenants-in-common. These are the two most common methods for multiple people or companies owning a single property. There is a vast difference between the two, despite the similarities in their names. Joint tenancy  or Joint Tenants […]

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