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Our law clerk Clare Aikins teaches Estates Law Course


by Rob Levesque, Published: January 20, 2021

Tags: estate administration,  estates,  ilco,  law clerks,  probate

We are proud to report that the Instute of Law Cerks of Ontario (ILCO) has chosen our law clerk, Clare Aikins, to teach its Associates Estates Law course, beginning February 9, 2021.

Probate and Privacy


by Rob Levesque, Published: August 25, 2018

Tags: beneficiaries,  estate trustee,  estates,  executor,  privacy,  probate

When you die, the person who you have appointed as your estate trustee will have to file an application for a certificate of appointment  -- commonly called "applying for probate" -- and in that application they will have to divulge the value of your estate, and the individuals whom you have chosen as your beneificiaries.  That application will be filed with the court and as such the information contained in it will be publicly available for anyone to access.  

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