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New Court Ruling Could Invalidate Multiple Wills

Wills and Estates, Milne Estate Case

A common estate planning tool used by lawyers for their clients is to have a client execute multiple wills, often a Primary Will and a Secondary Will.  The reasons for doing so usually stem from saving the estate probate fees.  When estate trustees wish to obtain the release of the deceased’s assets to the estate such as bank accounts or investments, some institutions will require a probated will before releasing the funds or property.  Probate is a process where by a court will review the will and the supporting material to establish it as valid and binding.  In Ontario, the...

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