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- Daughter Challenges Mother’s Will Disinheriting Two of Her Three Children
In a recent Ontario decision, a daughter challenged the validity of her mother’s will after she had been disinherited along with her brother. In its decision, the court emphasized that mere suspicions as to the validity of a will are not sufficient proof of an invalid will. Testator Disinherits Two … Read more »
- Does a Handwritten Name Qualify as a Signature in a Codicil?
In a recent Ontario decision, the court had to determine whether a handwritten name constituted a valid signature for the purposes of a codicil to a will. Testator Creates Codicil to Amend Will The testator had executed a will in 2004 in the presence of a lawyer and witnesses. However, in July 2017, … Read more »
- Britney Spears’ Father Removed As Conservator: What Does the Law Say in Ontario?
Over the past year, media around the world has detailed Britney Spears’ battle to have her father removed as her conservator, which has included numerous documentaries on the subject. Ms. Spears’ father was first appointed as her conservator in 2008, which gave him control over her $60 million estat … Read more »
- What Constitutes Suspicious Circumstances in an Estate Case?
Last week, we reviewed a preliminary ruling in an estate case in which an Ontario court determined that a son’s surreptitious recordings of his mother’s conversations could be admitted into evidence. This week, we look at the ultimate outcome of that case, focussing in particular on the daughter’s c … Read more »
- Will A Court Admit Audio Recordings Obtained Without Consent into Evidence in an Estate Dispute?
In a recent Ontario decision, as a preliminary matter, the court had to determine whether a son’s surreptitious audio recordings of his mother’s conversations could be admitted into evidence in an estate dispute. Mother Changes Her Estate Plans The mother is 91 years old. She lives in the same home … Read more »