Case Brief - Testamentary Capacity and Early Stage Dementia

In Kay v Kay Sr, 2019 ONSC 3166, Maranger J considered a will challenge where the testator executed a will at age 89, while in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease.

Estate Planning in Ancient Egypt

Writing a will ensures that you have a say over how your estate is handled after you die. This is nothing new. The oldest known will was created in Ancient Egypt.

Where to Store Your Will

When thinking of where to store your will, it is important that you think of storing it in a secure place that will be safe from fire, water damage and theft.

How to Register Your Wills

Once you've enabled access to the Canada Will Registry, you're ready to start registering your wills. In this blog post we go through how you can register your records individually or all at once.

How to Get Started with the Canada Will Registry

It's easy to get set up on NoticeConnect's Canada Will Registry. In this blog, we go through the steps to get started.

We've Launched the Canada Will Registry

NoticeConnect has officially launched the Canada Will Registry. Lawyers and firms can register their will vaults, organize their digital records, and transfer and receive records.

Types of Powers of Attorney (in ON, AB and BC)

A Power of Attorney (POA) is a legal document where you provide someone with the authority to make decisions for you in the event that you are no longer able to handle your own affairs.

Holographic Wills and Handwritten Alterations to Wills

It is common for people to change their mind about the terms of their will. While going back to a lawyer to make amendments may seem taxing or expensive, not going to your lawyer can result in complications.

Terminal Tax Returns

When a person passes away, his or her executor or estate administrator is required to file a final income tax return. It is important to ensure that any outstanding tax returns from previous years are also completed and filed. Failure to file previous returns may result interest or penalty charges.

What Happens When a Will is Lost or Destroyed

Wills are required to legally administer the estate and should be kept somewhere safe (typically, in a safety deposit box at a bank, at the client’s lawyer’s office, or, a secure location at home).

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