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What Happens if You Die Without a Will in Ontario?

Confirmation of Registration Report They say nothing is certain in life but death and taxes. We pay taxes on a daily basis but often try to avoid the thought of death at all costs. Unfortunately, the cost to your loved ones if you do not plan for your estate in the event of your death can be abundant; and it […]

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What happens if you die without a will?

DID YOU KNOW IF YOU DIE WITHOUT A WILL IN ONTARIO?And you are married, have children and your assets are worth more than $200,000, your surviving spouse will not be entitled to your entire estate?It will be up to the Court to appoint someone to administer your estate if you are not married or do not have a surviving spouse?If you are not married or do not have a surviving spouse; if your minor children are entitled to any funds from your estate, the office of the Children’s Lawyer of Ontario (“OCL”) and the Accountant of the Superior Court of Justice of Ontario (“Accountant of the Court”) will decide how those funds should be invested and what amounts should be paid for your children’s maintenance?If both you and your spouse are deceased, it will be up to the court to decide who should act as guardians of your children?

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ESTATE LITIGATION: Overturning the last Will & Testament of a deceased!

When someone seeks to overturn the last will and testament of a deceased, the proceeding is known as a challenge to a will. Generally, the validity of a will is challenged for the following reasons:The testator (the person who’s will it is) lacked the required testamentary capacity;There is lack of approval or knowledge of the contents of the will;

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WILLS & ESTATES: What Every Person Should Know!

The difference faced by a person selling life insurance and someone intending to make a will is similar to a great extent. The former has to tell the client to visualize a situation when he/she is not alive, not quite a great opening line. The latter similarly is not expected to think of impending death, at least not in the immediate future. However, the probability of death is always there; quite a number of people die at a

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