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Age and testamentary capacity

By Suzana Popovic-Montag “Testamentary capacity” is a term with a particular legal meaning: whether an individual has the necessary cognitive abilities to be ... Read more

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The lawyer’s estate planning retainer with a married couple

By Ian Hull As an estate planner and a lawyer, it is important to remember that when creating an estate plan, familial relations may turn negative. It becomes crucial for ... Read more

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Trustees, lawyers must distinguish their roles in estate administration

Confusion about the overlapping roles of lawyers and trustees could lead to problems in estate administration, Toronto estates and trusts lawyer Suzana Popovic-Montag  told ... Read more

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Hull, Popovic-Montag to discuss succession planning for litigators

On May 25, Toronto estates and trusts litigator  Ian Hull  will chair an event on ‘Succession Planning for Litigators,’ presented by the Law Society of Upper ... Read more

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Muhammad Ali estate dispute brewing

By Charles Ticker After Muhammad Ali passed away on June 3, 2016, several news sources reported that his estate may become the subject of a dispute. Although few details have ... Read more

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Hull e-State Planner automates estate planning

Estate planning can be a complex undertaking, but a new tool developed by Toronto estate lawyer  Ian Hull  aims to make the process easier for lawyers and their ... Read more

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Choose wisely when appointing a power of attorney

With financial abuse of elders on the rise, Toronto trust and estate litigator Felice Kirsh  tells AdvocateDaily.com it’s important to choose wisely when appointing ... Read more

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Faded Genes rock it for the kids

Toronto-area estates litigator and mediator Charles Ticker  hits the stage with the Faded Genes  May 11 for a fundraiser for children with special needs. ... Read more

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Kirsh to participate in panel discussion on validity of gifts

Toronto estate litigator Felice Kirsh will participate in a panel discussion on the validity of gifts at the upcoming B’nai Brith Estates and Trusts CLE Seminar for ... Read more

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Does solicitor/client privilege extend to trustee, beneficiary?

By Ian Hull Last week  we considered the application of solicitor/client privilege to a deceased testator and their testamentary intentions. A further consideration in ... Read more

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Hull to chair panel discussion on validity of gifts

Toronto estates and trusts litigator Ian Hull will chair a panel discussion on the validity of gifts at the upcoming B’nai Brith Estates and Trusts CLE Seminar for Lawyers ... Read more

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Use caution when granting power of attorney for property

Powers of attorney are often granted in anticipation of an individual becoming incapable of managing property, but   as Toronto wills and estates lawyer  Lisa ... Read more

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Hull, Popovic-Montag to speak at ‘Six-Minute Estates Lawyer 2017’

Toronto estates and trusts litigator  Ian Hull  is set to co-chair the upcoming "Six-Minute Estates Lawyer 2017" program, presented by the Law Society of Upper Canada. ... Read more

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Family communication key to avoiding estate litigation

In some families, the death of a loved one can spark a dispute that results in expensive and protracted litigation — but it is possible to minimize conflict by taking ... Read more

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Administration of Prince estate becomes more complicated

By Charles Ticker When Prince passed away on April 21, 2016, he left behind an estate believed to be worth several hundreds of millions of dollars. He died without a will and ... Read more

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Hull, Popovic-Montag to co-chair HCLA Estates & Family Law Seminar

On May 5, Toronto estates and trusts lawyers Ian Hull and Suzana Popovic-Montag of  Hull & Hull LLP will co-chair the Halton County Law Association (HCLA) Estates ... Read more

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Can delivery of a gift precede intention?

By Suzana Popovic-Montag In the recent decision of  McKendry v. McKendry ,  the British Columbia Court of Appeal considered the elements of a valid  inter ... Read more

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What happens when a trustee's claim seems excessive?

By Matthias Duensing There is no question that estate trustees are entitled to compensation for their work. But the amount they claim can be contentious. When a ... Read more

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Samaroo-Tsaktsiris to share insights on estate and retirement planning

Toronto lawyer Sarita Samaroo-Tsaktsiris will share her insights on estate and retirement planning at an upcoming “Planning for your financial future” session, ... Read more

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How does solicitor/client privilege apply on testator’s death?

By Ian Hull What happens to communications between a solicitor and a testator once the testator passes away? Can privilege be waived in order to determine the intentions of a ... Read more

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