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Dying Without a Will

Dying Without a Will

Courtesy of David Mills from Mills and Mills LLP.

If a person dies without a valid Will, lawyers say that the person died “intestate” or that they left an “intestacy” (whereas a person with a Will dies “testate”). Many people have no idea – or, more frequently, the wrong idea – of what will happen to their money if they die intestate.

In Ontario, Part II of the Succession Law Reform Act governs how a person’s estate will be distributed ...

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Beware the “Will Kit”

Beware the “Will Kit”

Courtesy of David Mills from Mills and Mills LLP.

Why should you not use a do-it-yourself “Will Kit”?

A form can’t ask all the right questions. No matter how carefully prepared it is, a “fill in the blanks” Will kit simply cannot listen carefully to your needs and circumstances and prepare a Will that safeguards your estate, minimizes taxes, and protects against avoidable and costly conflicts.

Seemingly minor mistakes can have costly and unexpected consequences. Wills are subject to very specific ...

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