Reasons That Wills Can Be Challenged

December 20, 2011 by  
Category: Estate Law, Wills

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Charles Ticker, founder of the Charles B. Ticker Law Office in York Region explains some of the reasons that wills can be challenged. When planning their estates, people often do things that invite challenges after they are gone, such as leaving a child out of the will or not treating their children equally. They may […]

The Role of Mediation and the Costs of a Will Challenge

November 22, 2011 by  
Category: Estate Law, Wills

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Charles Ticker, founder of the Charles B. Ticker Law Office in York Region explains the role of mediation and the costs of a will challenge. In Toronto, there is mandatory mediation of most estate disputes. In other jurisdictions, most experienced estate litigation counsel will recommend to their clients that they try mediation either before a […]

The Role Of The Executor Or Estate Trustee

August 18, 2010 by  
Category: Estate Law

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Executors have many duties, including administering the estate, converting everything into cash, and paying the bills. Most important, executors must make sure that taxes are paid, because, if they are not paid, the executors are responsible for those liabilities. Generally the executor is the spouse of the deceased. If anything happens to the spouse, then […]

How Estate Issues Must Be Managed In A Timely Manner

February 2, 2010 by  
Category: Estate Law

If you are the estate trustee (commonly referred to as an executor), one of the first things that must be done is to find the deceased person’s assets. Often, if the estate is substantial, there will be a professional, such as an accountant or investment counselor, who has knowledge of the testator’s assets, and is […]

Why people choose joint tenancy as a way to avoid probate fees, and some of the pitfalls of joint tenancy

October 30, 2009 by  
Category: Estate Law

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Another form of trust that we see in wills is an insurance trust. Charles Ticker, founder of the Charles B. Ticker Law Office in York Region, discusses why people choose joint tenancy as a way to avoid probate fees, and some of the pitfalls of joint tenancy. One of the main concerns a lot of […]

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