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The First Things an Executor Should Do

When a loved one dies, as the executor you have the overwhelming responsibility of wrapping up your loved one’s life. There are many things to sort out, from organizing a funeral to dealing with banks and credit card companies. To do so you need to have a clear mind and laser-sharp focus, and it isn’t Read more about The First Things an Executor Should Do[…]

Will I have to pay Probate Taxes on the house?

The Government of Ontario charges what is known as the Estate Administration Tax, and known more commonly as probate tax, on the total value of a deceased individual’s estate. This includes assets that the deceased owned at the time of death. According to the Ministry of Finance of the Government of Ontario, the current tax Read more about Will I have to pay Probate Taxes on the house?[…]

Facebooking from Beyond the Grave

If you’ve been named the executor of a loved one’s estate in their Will, one of your most important obligations is to make an inventory of all of the estate’s assets. The general rule on what is to be counted as an estate asset is outlined in William Sheppard’s text entitled ”The Touchstone of Common Read more about Facebooking from Beyond the Grave[…]

Karan, Arjun and Inheriting Estate Disputes

On the face of it, Shahrukh Khan and Salman Khan’s hit 1995 Bollywood movie is about reincarnation, the bonds of blood, and the depth of a mother’s love, but if you look at it carefully, it’s about a bitter estate dispute that is inherited from generation to generation. Durga Singh’s two adult children lived in Read more about Karan, Arjun and Inheriting Estate Disputes[…]