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Gone Missing…..

A  few weeks ago, I had a client go missing. He walked out of his house early one morning while his wife was still sleeping.  He was found 24 hours later, having walked for miles.  There are more and more stories of seniors who walk out of their homes and…

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The End of Life-Discussion

“For most people in the developed world, conversations about such topics (as death) never take place. Young people remark in passing that they would rather be dead than go into a nursing home; that they do not want to die in hospital; that they do not want a drawn-out, agonising…

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What the Heck is the Deemed Undertaking Rule?

One of the best ways for a litigator to learn is to sit in open court watching other litigators suffer through embarrassing court room experiences.  In one of my early days appearing on the Estates List, I had one such experience, and the litigator’s lesson that day centred on the…

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Foreign Executors Must Be Careful to Follow the Rules

A recent decision of Justice D. M. Brown, Re Estate of Albert Applegath III, provides an overview of the necessary steps a foreign executor must take to have her authority recognized in Ontario. Albert Applegath III died a resident of New Mexico. His will appointed his wife, Clavis, as executor…

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