Do You Want To Be Executor?

Published on March 6, 2014 -

You got the job but are you sure you want it?

Of course you feel honoured to be named as an executor.  But you don’t ...

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Executors! You Need Crucial Estate Law Information

Published on February 27, 2014 -

You probably did not ask to be placed in charge of an estate. You may have just inherited the executor job title. So, how will ...

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Ontario Rules on Estate Administration

Published on November 4, 2013 -

When a person dies with a will in Ontario, what happens?

The will usually names executors. In Ontario, executors are called estate trustees with a ...

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Ontario Executors: Beware New Claims to Estate Property

Published on October 31, 2013 -

Once upon a time, Jack and Nicole lived together in Jack’s house. They both worked to pay off Jack’s mortgage. Then they decided to have ...

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Event Announcement: Please Don’t Sue the Executor

Published on September 26, 2013 -

On Wednesday, October 2, 2013, Ed Olkovich will be sharing his secrets and shortcuts to probating estates with the Toronto Chapter of the Certified General ...

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Executors: What to Do if the Will is Confusing

Published on September 26, 2013 -

Are you are an executor acting under a will?

Wills can contain ambiguous, contradictory or impossible terms. In this post, I’ll give you some tips ...

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Executors: Do You Need to Probate All Wills?

Published on September 24, 2013 -

As estate trustee, here are some things you must know about wills:

1. Wills are legal documents. 2. Wills are subject to scrutiny and legal ...

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Probate is Perplexing – Use these 10 Concepts to Enlighten Ontario Trustees

Published on September 23, 2013 -

My probate tips will help Ontario estate trustees/executors understand probate.

1. Probate matters are handled by the Superior Court of Ontario. Everyone refers to this ...

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Healthy Executors are Not at Risk

Published on August 29, 2013 -

Let me clarify that headline: All executors are at risk if they do not understand their legal duties.

You can be attacked by estate beneficiaries, ...

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Executors: Change the Locks to be Safe Not Sorry

Published on August 21, 2013 -

Real estate creates a different set of responsibilities for estate executors. If you are the legal representative of an estate, consider the real estate issues ...

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