Category: Wills

Outreach to the Public: Make a Will Month

Outreach to the Public: Make a Will Month Make a Will Month is an annual program put on by the Ontario Bar Association that helps inform the public about the importance of making a properly drafted will, as well as powers of attorney. This past November, about 50 lawyers from our estates and trusts section [..]

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Effecting an Insurance Designation by Declaration

What language will be sufficient to effect a beneficiary designation by codicil? The decision in The Bank of Nova Scotia Trust Company v Ait-Said, 2016 ONSC 4051 (Canlii) provides some guidance on this issue. An Amendment to the Will – the Codicil The Testator, Mr. Briggs, made a number of amendments to his will. In particular, he had [..]

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Small Estates Simplified Procedure

After considerable research and public consultation, The Law Commission of Ontario (“LCO”) released its final report for the Simplified Procedures for Small Estates Project on November 19, 2015. The LCO’s mandate for this project was to recommend law reform measures to enhance and improve the estate administration procedure such that its current benefits would be [..]

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What Happens if you Die Without a Will

LawPRO has just published a nifty little reminder of the importance of will planning.  We at Fleming Estate Law deal with problems all the time that arise from an estate in which there is no Will.  If your loved one dies without a Will we can help you sort things out.  Count on us to [..]

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