Archive for the ‘Estate Litigation’ Category

Warring Trustees: More isn’t Always Better

Monday, April 13th, 2015

Two recent court cases look at the perils of choosing multiple estate trustees and attorneys for property.  Often a testator will choose two or more of their children to act as co-estate trustees.   They may feel that it would offend one of their children to not appoint them as ...

Protecting More Than Just The Single Mother

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

The stay-at-home mum/wife may not be as common as she once was but she is still out there along with other women who maintain outside employment. When the spouse of such a woman dies, the court, empowered by the Succession Law Reform Act, has often exercised its discretion to ensure ...

Section 3 Counsel

Friday, March 27th, 2015

On the first day of Osgoode Hall’s Certificate in Elder Law program much was discussed including understanding the ageing process and confronting ageism. From counsel’s perspective it also served as a refresher of the role of section 3 (of the Substitute Decisions Act, 1992).  As you may know Section 3 gives ...