Archive for the ‘Estate Litigation’ Category

Adult Adoptions: A Method of Manipulating Inheritance Rights

Thursday, July 28th, 2016

This blog is by Natalie Rouse, Scotiatrust, Scotia Wealth Management. Imagine this scenario: you are the beneficiary of a trust set up under your Mother’s estate. You are entitled to the net income of the trust during your lifetime, with the residue to your children at your death. You have a partner, but ...

Parenticide Prevents a Beneficiary from Receiving Under a Will

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

Last year, a son was accused of murdering his parents in Connecticut after they threatened to take him out of their will. There have been a handful of cases over the past century in Canada with similar tragic circumstances. The long established rule in Canada (known as the "slayer rule" ...