Failing to account for monetary and personal digital assets in your will could have devastating consequences for your surviving family members, Toronto trusts and estates lawyer Suzana Popovic-Montag tells Maclean’s magazine.
The English High Court laid out the benchmark test for assessing testamentary capacity and subsequent cases have served to focus and clarify aspects of it — the recent decision of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in Kay v Kay Sr. is such a case.
A recent case reinforces the fact that hearsay statements are inadmissible in court when it comes to making a claim on an estate, says Toronto estate litigator David M. Smith, who represented a man who was granted a motion for summary judgment to dismiss a challenge that he was unjustly enriched.
With the enactment of Rule 75.1 of the Rules of Civil Procedure, those involved in disputes relating to an estate, trust or substitute decision-making matter in Toronto, Ottawa or the County of Essex are referred to mediation unless there is a court order exempting it under Rule 75.1.04.
The Olympics seemed a lot simpler when Montreal hosted the summer games in 1976. Yes, there were some bizarre sports that seemed better suited to ancient Greece (hammer throw anyone?).
In researching common errors in will drafting, we recently stumbled (as one often does through research) on the following question: In the case of mutual wills, what happens in the event of remarriage?
When was the last time you slept (lying down) on a train? Or a better question: have you ever slept lying down on a train?