Toronto Wills & Probate Lawyer, Ontario


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Caryma F Sa'd Lawyer

Caryma F Sa'd

VERIFIED
Criminal, Landlord-Tenant
Caryma Sa’d practices law in the Greater Toronto Area and beyond.

A major component of Caryma’s current work involves advocacy with respect to human rights and social justice issues. She writes and tweets extensive... (more)

Matthew Adam Friedberg Lawyer

Matthew Adam Friedberg

VERIFIED
Criminal, DUI-DWI, Felony, Motor Vehicle, White Collar Crime

Matthew Friedberg has been a criminal defence lawyer his entire career. He has successfully represented thousands of clients charged with every type o... (more)

John Edward Charles Hyde Lawyer

John Edward Charles Hyde

VERIFIED
Employment, Labor Law

John-Edward C. Hyde is a Partner and Chair of the Management-side Labour Group, at Hyde HR Law. John is one of only 22 lawyers in Canada, certified as... (more)

Noel Martin Gerald Daley Lawyer

Noel Martin Gerald Daley

Accident & Injury, Medical Malpractice, Insurance, Civil Rights, Sexual Harassment

Noel Daley's success in law has been clearly defined by his upbringing. Inspired by his mother, who put his brothers and him through law school, he ha... (more)

Richard J. Aitken Lawyer

Richard J. Aitken

VERIFIED
Criminal, DUI-DWI, Traffic, Felony, Misdemeanor

Our winning team of experienced Ontario criminal lawyers provides hope and real solutions to those charged with DUI, DWI, impaired driving or other cr... (more)

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Jonathan  Mesiano-Crookston Lawyer

Jonathan Mesiano-Crookston

VERIFIED
Lawsuit & Dispute, Intellectual Property, Franchising, Business, Health Care

Jonathan Mesiano-Crookston (BScH Biochem, JD) is a partner with the boutique commercial litigation firm of Goldman Hine LLP and a registered patent an... (more)

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800-681-3730

Peter  Manderville Lawyer

Peter Manderville

VERIFIED
Business, Lawsuit & Dispute, Employment, Real Estate

Peter is a former partner from Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP. He was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1990. He specializes in commercial and insurance ... (more)

Mihkel  Holmberg Lawyer

Mihkel Holmberg

VERIFIED
Corporate, Wills & Probate, Trusts, Wills

Mihkel Holmberg’s practice encompasses a broad range of business practice including the purchase and sale of businesses, corporate and commercial le... (more)

Joel Stephen Guberman Lawyer

Joel Stephen Guberman

VERIFIED
Immigration

Joel has been practising immigration law for over 35 years, and he is certified by the Law Society of Ontario as a Specialist in Immigration and Citiz... (more)

Rohan R. Haté Lawyer

Rohan R. Haté

VERIFIED
Accident & Injury, Real Estate, Criminal, Divorce & Family Law, Employment

Rohan Haté is a partner at the law firm of McPhadden Samac Tuovi Haté LLP. Rohan received his Honours Bachelor of Arts degree from the Universit... (more)

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LEGAL TERMS

GRANTOR RETAINED INCOME TRUST

Irrevocable trusts designed to save on estate tax. There are several kinds; with all of them, you keep income from trust property, or use of that property, for ... (more...)
Irrevocable trusts designed to save on estate tax. There are several kinds; with all of them, you keep income from trust property, or use of that property, for a period of years. When the trust ends, the property goes to the final beneficiaries you've named. These trusts are for people who have enough wealth to feel comfortable giving away a substantial hunk of property. They come in three flavors: Grantor-Retained Annuity Trusts (GRATs), Grantor-Retained Unitrusts (GRUTs) and Grantor-Retained Income Trusts (GRITs).

SURROGATE COURT

See probate court.

DEED OF TRUST

See trust deed.

LAPSE

Under a will, the failure of a gift of property. A gift lapses when the beneficiary dies before the person who made the will, and no alternate has been named. S... (more...)
Under a will, the failure of a gift of property. A gift lapses when the beneficiary dies before the person who made the will, and no alternate has been named. Some states have anti-lapse statutes, which prevent gifts to relatives of the deceased person from lapsing unless the relative has no heirs of his or her own. A lapsed gift becomes part of the residuary estate.

PROBATE

The court process following a person's death that includes proving the authenticity of the deceased person's will appointing someone to handle the deceased pers... (more...)
The court process following a person's death that includes proving the authenticity of the deceased person's will appointing someone to handle the deceased person's affairs identifying and inventorying the deceased person's property paying debts and taxes identifying heirs, and distributing the deceased person's property according to the will or, if there is no will, according to state law. Formal court-supervised probate is a costly, time-consuming process -- a windfall for lawyers -- which is best avoided if possible.

EXECUTOR

The person named in a will to handle the property of someone who has died. The executor collects the property, pays debts and taxes, and then distributes what's... (more...)
The person named in a will to handle the property of someone who has died. The executor collects the property, pays debts and taxes, and then distributes what's left, as specified in the will. The executor also handles any probate court proceedings and notifies people and organizations of the death. Also called personal representatives.

PROVING A WILL

Convincing a probate court that a document is truly the deceased person's will. Usually this is a simple formality that the executor or administrator easily sat... (more...)
Convincing a probate court that a document is truly the deceased person's will. Usually this is a simple formality that the executor or administrator easily satisfies by showing that the will was signed and dated by the deceased person in front of two or more witnesses. When the will is holographic -- that is, completely handwritten by the deceased and not witnessed, it is still valid in many states if the executor can produce relatives and friends to testify that the handwriting is that of the deceased.

PER CAPITA

Under a will, the most common method of determining what share of property each beneficiary gets when one of the beneficiaries dies before the willmaker, leavin... (more...)
Under a will, the most common method of determining what share of property each beneficiary gets when one of the beneficiaries dies before the willmaker, leaving children of his or her own. For example, Fred leaves his house jointly to his son Alan and his daughter Julie. But Alan dies before Fred, leaving two young children. If Fred's will states that heirs of a deceased beneficiary are to receive the property per capita, Julie and the two grandchildren will each take a third. If, on the other hand, Fred's will states that heirs of a deceased beneficiary are to receive the property per stirpes, Julie will receive one-half of the property, and Alan's two children will share his half in equal shares (through Alan by right of representation).

TAKING AGAINST THE WILL

A procedure under state law that gives a surviving spouse the right to demand a certain share (usually one-third to one-half) of the deceased spouse's property.... (more...)
A procedure under state law that gives a surviving spouse the right to demand a certain share (usually one-third to one-half) of the deceased spouse's property. The surviving spouse can take that share instead of accepting whatever he or she inherited through the deceased spouse's will. If the surviving spouse decides to take the statutory share, it's called 'taking against the will.' Dower and curtesy is another name for the same legal process.