Can Children Challenge a Will on Fairness in Ontario?
Most provinces, including Ontario, will not allow non-dependent adult children to challenge a parent’s will on the basis of fairness. However, section 60 of British Columbia’s Wills, Estates and Succession Act, S.B.C. 2009, c. 13, states that if a will-maker dies...Read More
Creating Multiple Wills in Ontario
The creation of multiple wills may seem complicated during the estate planning process, however it offers many advantages as a tool to handle different assets and to avoid certain fees. Let’s take a look at some of the basics regarding...Read More
Creating a Will for Young Families
Creating a will is a smart way for young parents to secure their estate in case of unforeseen events. Estate planning is not simply something that should be done once you are retired or your kids have moved out of the...Read More
Can You Execute Your Will in Ontario by Blinking?
A decision in the Texas court of appeal has raised some interesting discussions regarding the execution of wills. In Estate of Luce, the Texas court of appeal found that even though the testator drafted his will only by blinking, the...Read More
Introducing Medical Records in a Will Challenge
Can you use medical records to prove that a family member lacked mental capacity when they made their Will? In cases where a Will is being challenged on the basis that the will-maker lacked capacity, litigants will frequently attempt to...Read More
Multiple Wills in Ontario: Re Milne Revisited
The Divisional Court recently allowed the appeal in the matter of Milne Estate (Re), 2019 ONSC 579, providing a sigh of relief for estate planning lawyers across the Province. The Milne case deals with the validity of multiple wills and...Read More