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How to Get an Estate’s Bank Records (and why you need them)

This blog was written by Holly LeValliant Bank records may be key evidence in estate litigation cases.  They can be the crux of a case where undue influence, financial mismanagement, or a history of dependant’s support are alleged. The bank may be the only practical source of information that would allow…

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Attorney Compensation – Can you count on it?

“An application to pass accounts is more than a rubber stamping of an attorney for property’s accounts”, reminds Justice Graeme Mew in Re Andriesky Estate, 2022 ONSC 242. In most circumstances, an attorney for property is entitled to the percentage formula in the Regulation. Ontario Regulation 26/95 made under the…

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Joint Accounts Held as Tenants in Common: A Tool to Avoid Litigation

This blog was written by Holly LeValliant Perhaps one of the most litigious issues in the area of estate law is the question of whether a joint account passes on survivorship when one of the owners dies, or whether the survivor holds the balance of the account in trust for…

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