Information About Estate Law Canada
- Using wills, probate, and death records to build your family tree.
Hey everyone, my latest book is out! Check it out if you are into genealogy or know someone who loves tracing their family tree. This one is unlike any other resource I’ve seen. It’s all about using wills, probate records, and an amazing range of death records to fill out a robust picture of your an … Read more »
- This is my last post on this blog.
This is my last post on this blog.After 12 years, 2,900 posts, 11,000 published comments, and more than 8,000,000 views, I’m closing the doors on this blog.Frankly, I can’t keep up! I’m running my law practice, which thankfully survived the pandemic. I’m still editing the Mensa Canada national magaz … Read more »
- Bankrupt beneficiary loses attempt to keep $1.1 million payable from a trust
Executors and beneficiaries alike have questions about how estates and bankrupt beneficiaries go together. Executors want to know what they are legally required to do with a share of an estate that is payable to a person in bankruptcy. And of course the beneficiaries want to know whether they are go … Read more »
- Another home-made will disaster: fight over the family home ends after 12 years
Once, a long time ago, a very smug person said to me that he had made his own will because he knew full well that lawyers only wanted people to make wills so lawyers can make more money. To that person I replied that if I want to make money, I will encourage everyone to make their own wills. Why? Be … Read more »
- Does a mother have an obligation to leave her deceased daughter's share of the estate to the daughter's husband?
There are so many new, interesting cases these days that I can’t possibly blog about all of them. However, this one caught my eye because it addresses an issue that I hear about pretty often. This is the case of MacCallum v. Langille Estate, which was recently dealt with by the Nova Scotia Court of … Read more »