Category: Hull on Estates

11 Feb

Hull on Estates #588 – Rights and Limitation on an Attorney under a Power of Attorney

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In today’s podcast, Natalia Angelini and Sydney Osmar discuss the OBA’s Institute Elder Law program recently chaired by Natalia and Kimberly Whaley. Natalia and Sydney delve into the debated issue of whether or not beneficiary designations are testamentary. Tune in to learn how the crowd voted.

Please note that, as a result of technical difficulties, the introduction of this podcast has been cut off.  Sorry for the inconvenience.

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21 Jan

Hull on Estates #587 – Re Vaudrey: The Importance of Properly Providing for a Gift of Residue

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On today’s podcast, Noah Weisberg and Rebecca Rauws discuss the recent decision of Re Vaudrey, 2019 ONSC 7551. In that case, the testator tried to disinherit one of his daughters, but failed to make provision in his Will for the disposition of the residue of his estate in the event that the residuary beneficiaries predeceased him (which they did). Without this, the residue of the testator’s estate was distributed on an intestacy—entirely to the daughter that he had wished to disinherit.

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24 Dec

Hull on Estates #586 – Can a word document be a valid Will?

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In today’s podcast, Jonathon Kappy and Sydney Osmar discuss the difference between strict compliance and substantial compliance regimes regarding the formality of Wills.

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03 Dec

Hull on Estates #585 – Applications and Actions: What’s the Difference?

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In today’s podcast, Stuart Clark and Garrett Horrocks review some of the main procedural differences between the two primary types of legal proceeding in Ontario: the application, and the action.

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19 Nov

Hull on Estates #584 – Retroactive Effect of Proof of Death

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This week on Hull on Estates, Natalia R. Angelini and Kira Domratchev discuss a recent decision on the retroactive effect of proof of death in Threlfall v Carleton University, 2019 SCC 50 that dealt with a pension case from Quebec.

A helpful Canadian Lawyer magazine article by Elizabeth Raymer summarizing this decision can be found here.

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22 Oct

Hull on Estates #582 – Informal Trust Arrangements

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This week on Hull on Estates, Jonathon Kappy and Nick Esterbauer discuss the recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision in Rubner v Bistricer, and the law regarding informal trust arrangements.

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08 Oct

Hull on Estates #581 – Minimal Evidentiary Threshold in Will Challenges

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On today’s podcast, Paul Trudelle and Rebecca Rauws discuss the recent decision of Naismith v Clarke, 2019 ONSC 5280, and the minimal evidentiary threshold test for will challenges.

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10 Sep

Hull on Estates #580 – Elder Law Issues

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On today’s podcast, Natalia Angelini and Rebecca Rauws discuss elder law issues, including the increasing prevalence of such issues in our practice, the different viewpoints on damages, and the need for more case law in this area.

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27 Aug

Hull on Estates #579 – Webb v Belway: dependant support and misbehaving spouses

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In today’s podcast, Noah Weisberg and Sydney Osmar discuss Webb v Belway, 2019 ONSC 4602, a recent case from the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, where the court had to consider whether a common law spouse’s conduct towards the end of the deceased’s life, which included misappropriating funds as attorney for property, should be taken into consideration in determining whether she is entitled to support.

If you would like to read more about the case, see Natalia Angelini’s recent blog here.

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13 Aug

Hull on Estates #578 – Grewal v Litt: The Issue of Testamentary Freedom and Potential Discrimination

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In today’s podcast, Jonathon Kappy and Sayuri Kagami discuss Grewal v Litt, 2019 BCSC 1154, a recent case out of BC where 4 sisters sought to have the court vary their parents wills that left almost 96% of the parents’ estates to the applicants’ 2 brothers. The applicants claimed that the parents failed to make adequate provision for their proper maintenance and support as a result of cultural discrimination that favoured sons over daughters.

If you’d like to read more about the case, see Garrett Horrock’s recent blog here.

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