Case Brief - Standing and financial gain

In Moses v. Moses, 2021 ONSC 587, the S.C.J. considered whether a son had standing to challenge his father's will, given that the father's previous will also left nothing to his son.

Accelerating Access to Justice Act

We are a year into life with Covid-19 and while we’ve certainly adjusted to the changes introduced by the Ontario Government in an effort to modernize the justice system, there are more noteworthy changes that will likely come into effect this April.

New regulations approve NoticeConnect in Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan has updated its estate administration rules and now requires Notices to Claimants to be published on NoticeConnect.

Locate Missing Wills with the Canada Will Registry

Submitting a search with the Canada Will Registry is simple and takes less than five minutes. All you have to do is tell us who you are, whose will you're searching for, and how to reach you. Follow these simple steps below to submit a search for any estate.

Case Study - Finding a Missing Will with the Canada Will Registry

Davies Spina Falquez LLP (“DSF”) is a law firm in Toronto that discovered a missing will as a direct result of searching the Canada Will Registry. Susan Davies, founder and partner at DSF, has been using NoticeConnect since 2017.

Case Brief - Void for uncertainty?

In Barsoki v. Wesley, 2020 ONSC 7407, the SCJ looked at a will with some less-than-clear provisions that gave the deceased's friend an unclear proprietary interest in her home.

4 Steps to Start the Year Right

With 2020 finally behind us, it’s time to step forward into a new year that’s hopefully much less turbulent than the last one. But, there’s no need to do it alone. Below, we’ve outlined four steps legal professionals can take to kick off the year on a high note and carry it all the way through.

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...

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