All About Estates

Category: Executors

Total 261 Posts

ELDER ABUSE: A GROWING PROBLEM IN AN AGING POPULATION

Today’s blog is co-written by Jennifer Campbell and Sandra Arsenault, Senior Law Clerks in the Private Client Services Group at Fasken. At the beginning of November, we were fortunate enough to attend the Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario (ILCO) annual conference in Niagara-on-the-Lake.  This conference brings together law clerks…

Continue Reading

Royalties She Wrote: Angela Lansbury, Jessica Fletcher and literary executors

This Blog was written by Jane Martin, Scotia Wealth Management The recent passing of Angela Lansbury has me engulfed in an impromptu “Murder She Wrote” festival, and like any good estate planning professional (tell me I am not alone in this), I’ve been thinking about whether fictional Jessica Fletcher had her…

Continue Reading

Now Updating…Do Not Give Up Before All Revisions Are Complete

Today’s blog was written by Sandra Arsenault, Law Clerk at Fasken LLP, in collaboration with Jessica Butler, Law Clerk at Fasken LLP. As we move into fall and the corresponding back to school (or office) routines, we in estates administration have a further revision to our primary “textbook.”  The latest…

Continue Reading

Estate Trustee Compensation – Discretionary Factors

Estate trustees are entitled to seek compensation for their work. Unless an exception applies, the court will exercise its discretion to determine the amount.

Continue Reading

What If… Black Panther Made a Will? – Lessons in Ensuring Your Common-Law Spouse Inherits if You Die Without a Will

Today’s blog was written by Jessica Butler, Law Clerk at Fasken LLP. Chadwick Boseman’s death came as a surprise to the world when he passed away in August 2020, at age 43 from colon cancer.  Chadwick was best known for his role in Black Panther – the first superhero movie…

Continue Reading

Eighteen (18) – Capacity to Make a Will, but will you?

This blog has been co-written by Sandra Arsenault, Law Clerk at Fasken LLP and Kassandra Douglas, Durham College Law Clerk Co-op Student at Fasken LLP At 18 years of age, you are allowed to vote in Canada, and chances are, you have had exposure to politics growing up. You likely…

Continue Reading

The Value of Canadian Tire “Money” in Estates

Canadian Tire “money” has been distributed by Canadian Tire stores for almost 65 years. While CT Money is often dismissed, it may be a mistake to ignore the bills as a potential asset of the estate.

Continue Reading

Estate Sleuthing

As a law clerk working in the area of estate administration, we often have to act as “detectives”.  For example, we may have to conduct searches to determine whether or not the deceased had a Will.  We may need to track down the beneficiaries named in the Will or piece…

Continue Reading

The soft issues matter – Choosing an Executor

This blog was written by Justin Ecclestone, Estate and Trust Consultant with Scotia Wealth Management  As someone who works for a trust company, much of my day is spent educating our bank’s clients about the estate and trust planning services we can offer. In many cases, clients see the value…

Continue Reading

A CAREER IN WILLS AND ESTATES – COULD IT BE FOR YOU?

This blog has been written by Sandra Arsenault, Law Clerk at Fasken LLP As our fellow blog writer, Audrey Miller wrote earlier this week (here), new Census data indicates that the number of seniors over age 85 is expected to triple in the next 25 years. Could this be an…

Continue Reading