More Practice Gems: Administration Where There Are Claims Against the Estate
Yesterday, I blogged on the September 14, 2011 LSUC CLE program entitled “Practice Gems: The Administration of Estates 2011: Avoiding the Pitfalls. This excellent program featured a number of great speakers. The program is being repeated on October 31, 2011, and I highly recommend it.
Another speaker was our own Craig Vander Zee. Craig spoke on the topic of administering an estate where there are claims made against the estate, such as claims for equalization under the Family Law Act, dependant support claims under Part V of the Succession Law Reform Act, or trust claims, such as claims involving jointly held assets, or quantum meruit claims.
Such claims necessarily complicate the administration, and give rise to a number of issues and considerations on the part of the Estate Trustee. Craig’s paper addresses a number of these issues, including the nature of the claim, what procedural steps must be taken to defend the claim, representation and notice to all of the interested parties, limitation periods, and the thorny issue of costs.
Thank you for reading, and have a great weekend.
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