Estates Law Articles

The Last Will Testament Form And Substance

The Last Will & Testament (Form and Substance) Most people know that a Will allows one's property to pass to one's beneficiaries in accordance with one's wishes, absent which, Ontario legislation dictates the disposition of one's estate. Wills also allow…

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Joint Ownership

Joint Ownership Co-owners of real property and certain types of personal property can own such property as either "joint tenants" or as "tenants in common". While joint tenants have identical and indivisible proportions, durations of interest, and identical rights of…

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Living Wills Questions And Answers

Living Wills: Questions and Answers 1. Q: What would a Living Will typically consist of? A: A Living Will tends to form part of a more comprehensive estate planning document known as the Power of Attorney for Personal Care. The…

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No Such Thing As A Simple Will

No Such Thing as a Simple Will For most people the task of accounting for all that they own and deciding how and to whom such assets are to be transferred upon their deceasing is a daunting task. That said,…

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Power Of Attorney For Personal Care

Power of Attorney for Personal Care I. Power of Attorney for Personal Care: What is it? A Power of Attorney for Personal Care is a legal estate planning document which appoints an individual with decision making power to be exercised…

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The Executor Basic Questions And Answers

The Executor: Basic Questions and Answers 1. What is an executor? An executor is a person or company that shall represent the estate of a deceased with respect to matters of administration such as: burial arrangements; the collection of debts…

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Estate Planning Frequently Asked Questions

Estate Planning: Frequently Asked Questions Question: What happens to my real and personal property in the instance that I die without having made a will? Answer: The law regards a deceased person who did not leave a Will to have…

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Estate Planning Preserving The Estate

Estate Planning: Preserving the Estate Estate Planning is to preservation of estate value what love is to marriage - you can't have one without the other.Absent an estate plan, estate assets are almost certain to be eroded by a number…

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