Listen to Hull on Estates #392 – Murder’s impact on the definition of estates. Today on Hull on Estates, Paul Trudelle and Moira Visoiu discuss the issue of murder and how that impacts the definition of the estates.
There is much confusion regarding the use, and misuse, of no-contest clauses. No-contest clauses rarely apply, and they never apply to a beneficiary who questions the actions and management of the Trust by the Trustee. In this video, Keith Davidson describes when no-contest clauses do not apply.
On Monday, Ian Hull blogged about the application process for a Certificate of Appointment of Estate Trustee (formerly referred to as Probate) and when a probated Will is generally required. Ian also discussed the fee incurred (also known as estate administration tax or death tax) and how it is calculated.
In the closing days of its September term, the Illinois Supreme Court allowed a petition for leave to appeal in Brunton v. Kruger.
Thanksgiving was an opportunity for many Canadians to reflect on the blessings in their life. It may also have been a chance to reflect on how they wish to benefit loved ones in the future.
Can Children Access the Funds in a Marital Trust That is Held for the Benefit of a Surviving Spouse?
With the advent of portability, many estate planners are moving away from the traditional approach of dividing the estate between a marital and bypass trust.
When a person dies in Ontario and leaves a Will, his or her named Estate Trustees often need to obtain a Certificate of Appointment of Estate Trustee (previously known as “probate”) in order to deal with the Estate’s assets.