Archive for the ‘Wills’ Category

Does the Timing of their Father’s Death Disinherit Them?

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

In Royston et al v Alkerton et al, 2016 ONSC 2986 (CanLII) the estate trustees of Recia’s estate sought the court’s advice and direction to interpret her will. Recia had five children. Two of them, Alan and John, predeceased her. Alan had two children; John had none. Subsequent to Alan and ...

I’LL GET TO MY WILL ON ANOTHER DAY…

Friday, April 29th, 2016

One cannot be engaged in an estate planning practice without being asked “why do I need a Will”.  For those living family members of the recently departed entertainer, Prince, the answer will, unfortunately become all too clear.  According to numerous news reports, the iconic entertainer died without a Will.  As ...