New Caselaw on Multiple Wills
Milne Estate (Re), 2018 ONSC 4174 A recent decision of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice may have an impact on your Wills if you have multiple Wills. For some time now Ontario lawyers have offered their clients the opportunity to...
Trust Interests and Family Law Rights – What Estate Planners Need to Know After Tremblay and Mudronja
Introduction Since the enactment of the Family Law Act (“FLA”), Courts have struggled with determining, firstly, if and when the interest of a spouse in a discretionary trust qualifies as “property” as defined in the FLA for purposes of equalization...
Testamentary Freedom and Policy Constraints
It is a hallmark of common law jurisdictions that testators have freedom of testamentary disposition , subject only to three exceptions. In other words, an individual may dispose of his or her property as he or she wishes, even if...
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