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Connecting Queen's Elder Law Clinic and the Canada Will Registry

Last month we onboarded the Queen’s Elder Law Clinic onto the Canada Will Registry! Serving the Kingston community since 2010, the Queen's Elder Law Clinic offers free legal services to elders that may not have the resources to seek legal counsel.


Case Brief - When can you replace an estate trustee?

In Viertelhausen v. Viertelhausen, 2020 ONSC 6744, the Ontario Superior Court considered an application to remove an estate trustee due to an alleged conflict of interest and personal animus.


What to Tell Your Client About a Passing of Accounts

Acting as a fiduciary can be particularly onerous for a lay person. As a lawyer whose client may be considering taking on the role (or is currently in the role) of an estate trustee, attorney for property or a trustee, it is of utmost importance to equip your clients with the knowledge...


Lessons to Learn From Unconventional Will Provisions

Creating a will is critical to ensuring a smooth transition upon your passing. However, this process can be greatly disrupted if it contains unconventional or difficult-to-follow provisions. To help you understand what’s realistic and what to avoid...


5 Common Misconceptions About the Canada Will Registry

I'm a Business Development Representative at NoticeConnect and every day I speak with lawyers about our Canada Will Registry.


Protecting Your Firm From Ransomware Attacks

You’ve probably heard of the term “ransomware”, but what is it? Ransomware is a form of cyber attack in which malicious outside actors take over a computer system and hold it hostage. They won't return your access or your data until you send them a payment.


Search the Canada Will Registry Within Estate-a-Base

We are excited to announce that Estate-a-Base users now have access to the Canada Will Registry! The Canada Will Registry integration with Estate-a-Base by DoProcess allows legal professionals to carry out effective due diligence by searching our database of 225,000+ wills.


Case Brief - Testamentary Capacity and Dementia

In McAndrew Estate (Re), 2020 ABQB 614, the Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta considered the validity of three wills made by a woman diagnosed with dementia.


5 Things to Talk About When Managing Your Estate Plans

Managing estate plans can be intimidating. In fact, many people are so afraid of the thought of it that they fail to plan adequately. Or, it may seem that with so much to learn and do, you simply don’t know where to start.


Case Study - Organizing your will vault with the Canada Will Registry

Wolfe, Smith, and Forster LLP (“WSF”) have been practicing law in the Fergus, Ontario area since 1931. The firm was already using NoticeConnect to advertise for creditors when they heard about how NoticeConnect’s Canada Will Registry can help with will vault management.


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