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When: June 19, 2018
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The Ontario Superior Court of Justice Divisional Court upheld a widely used method of writing wills that had been called into question by two conflicting cases in the lower court.
The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that a Henson trust, which is commonly used to set money aside for people with disabilities, should not be considered an “asset” when determining eligibility for rental assistance.
As families become more complex, so, too, does the work for the wills, trusts and estates boutiques
When negotiating, arranging and implementing wills, trusts and estates, the unique dramas accompanying a family are growing in intricacy.
In a successful motion made by the trustee of a bankrupt estate to access two properties held in a trust, the case turned on the testimony of a typology expert who showed the font used in the trust documents did not exist when the documents were allegedly prepared.
Some estates lawyers are encouraging parents and children to discuss and negotiate their differences in the hopes of avoiding or narrowing conflict before wills are signed.
Although the phenomenon is more often associated with financial exploitation of an elderly person, often by a caregiver, family friend or neighbour, vulnerable people of all ages are at risk.
A recent case addressing the validity of a will could have a dramatic impact on lawyers across the country. In jurisdictions that permit multiple wills, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice decision Re Milne Estate, 2018 ONSC 4174 could invalidate thousands of wills done by estate planners.
The Court of Appeal for Ontario has provided guidance as to which doctrine of undue influence should be applied when a will is contested.
Wills and estates lawyers are developing practical guidelines to manage Canada’s aging population.