I recently came across an excellent Government of Ontario website, maintained by the Ministry of the Attorney General, that provides reference to general information relating to estate planning and estate-related topics.
Formatted as a series of questions and answers, the web page covers such topics as wills, estates, trusts, the probate application process, distribution of estates, the role of the Office of the Children’s Lawyer and the Public Guardian and Trustee, powers of attorney, dealing with incapable family members, finding a lawyer, and general court information.
The site is a great first introduction to these topics, and a good, basic primer of estate-related topics, with links to other government information. Using simple language, the site simplifies the terms and processes for those dealing with these issues for the first time.
Thank you for reading.
Paul E. Trudelle – Click here for more information on Paul Trudelle.
listen to The Ontario Civil Justice Reform Project
This week on Hull on Estates, Chris and Justin discuss the Ontario Civil Justice Reform Project and the steps being taken by Mr. Justice Colter Osbourne and Attorney General Michael Bryant.