Jasmine Sweatman Archive


Email: jasmine@sweatmanlaw.com

Site: http://www.sweatmanlaw.com

About: At Sweatman Law all members of the firm understand that dealing with estate and trust issues can be emotionally difficult and is for most of our clients the first time dealing with lawyers and the process. We are particularly sensitive to and aim to achieve the best and right approach to your matter with the objective of getting that solution to maximize the result as effectively and efficiently as possible. Out of court alternatives and practical solutions are always considered. We listen.

New Intestacy Rules in the UK

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

As a common law jurisdiction with our roots in the United Kingdom we like to know what is going on “across the pond”.  Normally it is us who learn of changes being implemented in the UK and we are the ones taking a page from them.  In this case, however, ...

Promise to Bequeath and Dependant Support Claims

Monday, September 29th, 2014

In 2012 Justice Tausendfreund found a deceased had made a promise to bequeath his farm and cottage to his grandsons provided they worked on the properties for him which the grandfather did not do. After trial Justice Tausendfreund ordered the properties be conveyed to the grandsons in fulfilment of that ...

LCO Simplified Procedure for Small Estates project

Friday, September 19th, 2014

Yesterday the Law Commission of Ontario released its Consultation Paper in its Simplified Procedures for Small Estates project (a project I with other members of the bar have been involved with). The Simplified Procedures for Small Estates project is looking at whether a simplified process for the administration (i.e. probate) ...