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Category Archives: Legal Matters
Jacquie McNish and Paul Waldie from the Globe and Mail review several large estate fraud cases and the tragic outcomes they had on the families left behind. (more…)
Fights over inheritances are not uncommon, and parents are taking more steps to protect their estates from legal battles after they are gone.
An insurance policy for executors can protect both the executor from personal liability, as well as the estate assets, which may be liquidated to fund any sort of estate litigation.
Article from Your Estate Matters, a Publication of Clark Wilson’s Wealth Preservation Group.
There are formalities involved in making a will. One such formality is with respect to the execution of a will. Section 4 of the Wills Act sets out the execution requirements. It provides in part that:
A will is not valid unless
(a) at its end it is signed by the testator……,
(b) the testator makes or acknowledges the signature in the presence of 2 or more attesting witnesses present at the same time, and
(c) 2 or more of the attesting witnesses subscribe the will in the presence of the testator. (more…)
Negligence by an executor, even if mistakes are innocent, can render that person liable to beneficiaries and creditors of an estate.
Executors often face a demanding job, disgruntled beneficiaries, and the genuine risk of personal liability. (more…)
While estate disputes may be inevitable in some families, recourse to the courts is not always the best answer. (more…)