Jasmine Sweatman Archive

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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.

A Reminder When calculating Trustee Compensation

Monday, December 15th, 2014

Pascale v. Stark a recent decision of Justice Douglas reviews (in some cases based on old decisions and the Jenkins’ textbook) some estate trustee compensation issues when calculating compensation. The estate trustee made application to pass her accounts and passed away before responding to the Notice of Objections so that the ...

Summary Judgement in a Will Challenge

Friday, December 5th, 2014

Summary judgement and revisions to Rule 20 continue to be a hot topic, especially in estate litigation, given the often complex fact scenarios and lack of first person evidence. The release of the SCC decision in Hryniak has assisted lawyers and judges alike in applying the new summary judgement rules. In ...

Thoughts on Power of Attorney Litigation

Thursday, November 27th, 2014

The past couple blogs have discussed an increase in litigation while parents are still alive and one child is acting as attorney and others may be seeking more information or power etc. In addition it seems there is an increase in power of attorney litigation after the grantor has passed away ...