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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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