The ‘Quantum Meruit’ Claim On An Estate

December 20, 2011 by  
Category: Litigation Law

David A. Brooker, litigation lawyer with the Toronto firm of Steinberg, Morton, Hope & Israel LLP, explains the ‘quantum meruit’ claim on an estate. Sometimes people want to make a claim for services that they provided to the testator. The legal term is “quantum meruit”. Sometimes people take care of someone because they are promised […]

Challenging a Will Based on Incapacity

November 22, 2011 by  
Category: Litigation Law

David A. Brooker, litigation lawyer with the Toronto firm of Steinberg, Morton, Hope & Israel LLP, explains challenging a will based on incapacity. Often, when the issue on a will challenge is whether or not the testator had mental capacity ( that is, whether the testator to understand the terms of the will that’s being […]

The Role of the Mediator With Regard to Contesting A Will

October 12, 2011 by  
Category: Litigation Law

David A. Brooker, litigation lawyer with the Toronto firm of Steinberg, Morton, Hope & Israel LLP, explains the role of the mediator with regard to contesting a will. Generally, if you are going to contest a will, you need to start proceedings in the jurisdiction in which the deceased last resided, or if they have […]

The Reasons For Deciding To Contest A Will

September 26, 2011 by  
Category: Litigation Law

David A. Brooker, litigation lawyer with the Toronto firm of Steinberg, Morton, Hope & Israel LLP, describes some of the reasons for people deciding to contest a will. People will want to contest wills for many reasons. Sometimes there is a belief that there is another later will in existence or that the will that […]

Why It’s Important To List Your Assets When Making Your Will

May 13, 2010 by  
Category: Litigation Law

Many people, especially when they get older, don’t want to talk about wills and assets. But, even if you don’t want to talk about it, it’s a good idea to keep a list of your assets in your safety deposit box, with your lawyer, or attached to your will, including a description of them and […]

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