All About Estates

Month: October 2022

Total 14 Posts

Intestacy and Removing an Estate Trustee

In Letourneau v Summers, the court examined the factors required to remove an estate trustee when there is an intestacy. The Applicant was the 82-year-old mother of the Deceased. She was the sole beneficiary of the Deceased’s Estate.  The Respondent was the Deceased’s brother and the Applicant’s son. The Respondent’s appointment…

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This Blog was written by Emily Racine, Estate and Trust Consultant with Scotia Wealth Management  As an estate planner, I can divide the people that I see into two types of clients – clients who want to spend all their money before they die and clients whose major concern is…

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Selling Shakespeare’s Portrait

In Meuse v. Taylor, 2022 ONSC 1436, the Court considered the grounds for removing an estate trustee. Facts The events giving rise to the Application involved a purported portrait of William Shakespeare painted during his lifetime. If authenticated by an interested buyer, the portrait had a potential value of USD…

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And who shall I say is calling?

Reposted:  Most of us avoid talking about death, but in reality many of us think about it regularly. None of us know what the future brings but death is a certainty. We just don’t know when and how. The Jewish New Year (Rosh Hashanah) was recently celebrated, closely followed by…

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