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Buying the (Family) Farm?

This blog was co-authored with Ronald Neal, student-at-law. John the Farmer wanted to buy the family farm after his mother died. His siblings wanted to sell it on the open market. In Janicek v. Janicek, 2018 ONSC 681, the court had to decide which outcome the will dictated. Background The…

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

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…

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