Trusts and estates

Changes to Ontario estate law no longer revoke will made prior to marriage

Changes to Ontario estate law no longer revoke will made prior to marriage

Changes took effect on January 1

Court refuses to order production of medical records of applicant challenging validity of will

Court refuses to order production of medical records of applicant challenging validity of will

Plaintiff alleges deceased lacked testamentary capacity and was subjected to undue influence

Court rejects beneficiary's attempt to exercise will's option to buy testator's farming business

Court rejects beneficiary's attempt to exercise will's option to buy testator's farming business

Estate trustees file application calling for court to interpret disputed clause of the will

Insurer fails to show materiality to risk of criminal conviction omitted in application: case

Insurer fails to show materiality to risk of criminal conviction omitted in application: case

Widow should receive $250,000 death benefit of insured, Superior Court says

Court awards costs of $325,000 on a substantial indemnity basis in estate case

Court awards costs of $325,000 on a substantial indemnity basis in estate case

Brothers raised over 300 objections to sister’s expenses in handling the estate as trustee

Appellate court agrees with lower court’s application of armchair rule in interpreting a will

Appellate court agrees with lower court’s application of armchair rule in interpreting a will

From testator’s vantage point, Court construes will in light of surrounding facts: armchair rule