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 Importance of Acting Quickly In A Will Challenge

October 12, 2011 by  
Category: Wills

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Charles Ticker, founder of the Charles B. Ticker Law Office in York Region explains the importance of acting quickly in a will challenge. The sooner a client comes to me, the better opportunity I have to successfully make a claim on their behalf. From a practical point of view, if a client waits too long […]

Spousal Trusts

June 14, 2009 by  
Category: Wills

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When a person sets up a spousal trust in their will, the person directs certain funds or assets to be held in trust for the lifetime of their spouse. The spouse receives the benefit of the income from the trust and also, in most cases, has the right to use some or all of the […]

An Insurance Trust

June 13, 2009 by  
Category: Wills

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Another form of trust that we see in wills is an insurance trust. When people buy a life insurance policy, they generally name their spouse as the primary beneficiary. They can also name their children as the alternate beneficiaries or they might name the estate as the beneficiary. If they name the estate as the […]

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