Delay in final distribution from spousal trust

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

Where a will is drafted to create a testamentary spousal trust and the will provides that the final distribution date of the trust is three years after the death of the surviving spouse, would the trust be precluded from being a spousal trust. The Canada Revenue Agency weighed in with their ...

Can an executor act as a witness to a Will?

Friday, June 24th, 2016

Two witnesses are sometimes hard to find. In a pinch, could an individual who is appointed as an executor under a Will act as a witness to that Will? In Ontario, the rules governing the formalities of Wills, including the eligibility of witnesses, are set out in the Succession Law Reform ...