How long do surviving spouses have to choose between the FLA and SLRA regimes?

In Aquilina v Aquilina (2018 ONSC 3607), S.F. Dunphy J. explains when it is appropriate to extend the statutory deadline by which a surviving spouse must elect between equalization under the Family Law Act vs the Succession Law Reform Act.

Partnership Announcement

NoticeConnect is thrilled to announce our partnership with Do Process Software to integrate NoticeConnect with their award-winning program, Estate-a-Base®.

Four Ways to Find out if the Deceased had a Will

When it comes to administering an estate, it makes a big difference if someone dies with a will or without a will. But how do you actually know if the deceased had a will? And if you find one, how do you know it's the most recent?

Public Notice Solutions for Government

We've launched a tool for governments, using the technology behind NoticeConnect, to make public notices more accessible and economical.

Case Brief: Koster v. Koster, 2018 ONSC 2321

George Koster died in 2014 at the age of 94. George's nieces and nephews brought an application challenging the validity of George's will on the grounds that George's mistress-turned-wife, Elizabeth, had unduly influence George.

Which estate trustees should advertise for creditors?

Every estate trustee should advertise for creditors on NoticeConnect to protect themselves from liability. If an estate trustee fails to advertise for creditors, they can be held liable for the full amount of the deceased's outstanding debts.

We're at the CCLA East Region Solicitors Conference

NoticeConnect is at the County of Carleton Law Association's 24th East Region Solicitors Conference, as a sponsor and as the subject of one of this year's presentations.

What's the difference between a Notice to Creditors and a Death Notice?

This is a common question. While Death Notices and Notices to Creditors are both published after someone dies, they're quite distinct. Knowing the difference can help you collect outstanding receivables. Below are four differences between these two types of notice.

Event Recap - NoticeConnect Presentation at CSCA General Meeting

A big thank you to everyone who came out to this year's Canadian Society of Collection Agencies Annual General Meeting, and who attended NoticeConnect's presentation.

What happens if someone doesn't want to be an estate trustee?

Many people consider it an honour to be the estate trustee for a friend or family member - a privilege reserved for a special, trusted person. But being an estate trustee isn't easy. It's a massive time-consuming responsibility that should not be taken on lightly.

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