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Punishing A Bad Executor

PUNISHING A BAD EXECUTOR
Date: 14 Sep, 2023| Author: Fred Streiman

In May of 2023, the Honourable Madam Justice Gilmore, who has extensive experience in Wills and Estates finally dealt a significant penalty to what has to be one of the world’s worst executors. Lorali Queripel , one of the three children of the late Betty Shaddock was named her late mother’s executor along with her […]

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Fixing a Will After Death – The Horseshoe Rule

Fixing a Will After Death – The Horseshoe Rule
Date: 13 Sep, 2023| Author: Fred Streiman

The COVID-19 virus has changed the world as we have known it, and those changes have reached into the previously set in concrete laws dealing with Wills and Estates. Estates of anyone who died after January 1, 2022 may take advantage of an amendment to The Succession Law Reform Act. Specifically, section 21.1 which we […]

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Unlocking Homeownership Dreams : Canada’s First Home Savings Account (FHSA)

Dale Sreiman
Date: 02 Sep, 2023| Author: Elliott Dale

Most of Canada’s major banks are now of­fering the First Home Savings Account (FHSA) as a way to help Canadians save up for one of the biggest purchases they’ll make in their lifetime, as homeownership is pushed further from reach amid high in­terest rates and prices. Announced by the federal government in its 2022 budget, […]

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POWER OF ATTORNEY – THE ATTORNEY’S LEGAL FEES

Power of Attorney
Date: 27 Apr, 2023| Author: Fred Streiman

This is a more detailed than normal blog article that canvasses the issues of attorney compensation, and reimbursement for the attorney’s legal and professional expenses/fees for preparing attorney accounts.  Much of the credit goes to our associate DeAndra Moore. Appreciate that the word “Attorney” here is not another name for “Lawyer” but rather the title […]

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Deed of Gift – A Gift at a Discount – or Partial Payment

deed of gift
Date: 09 Mar, 2023| Author: Fred Streiman

Elsewhere we have discussed Deeds of Gift. I direct our loyal readers to the blog titled “Start with no one gets anything for nothing…”. One of the main purposes of a deed of gift is rock solid proof that indeed a gift was intended, and also to take advantage of various provisions of the Family […]

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TOOLS #1 – HOW TO FORCE PRODUCTION OF A WILL

Dale
Date: 03 Mar, 2023| Author: Fred Streiman

One of the underused statutes in the area of Estate Litigation and Probate is The Estates Act.  This 52 paragraph Act lives in the shadow of its substantial brother The Succession Law Reform Act. However, it contains many useful tools to those involved in a fight over probate and the validity of a Will. One […]

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