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New Court Ruling Could Invalidate Multiple Wills

Wills and Estates, Milne Estate Case

UPDATE January 24, 2019 – The decision in the Milne case that caused much concern among Estates and Wills lawyers has now been overturned on appeal by the Divisional Court.  See the decision here.   Unless appealed further, the practice of having primary and secondary wills, with the Trustees having discretion as to what to include in the primary would again be considered a valid method of estate planning. _________ 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...

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