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Support Your Parents

Posted in Elder Law, Litigation
“You never call”: a common lament of elderly parents aimed at their adult children. Now, it appears that failing to call, or more specifically, to visit your parents in China may result in legal action. According to a recent Toronto Star article, China has recently amended its law on the elderly to require that adult children … Continue Reading

BREACH OF FIDUCIARY DUTY BY THE WILL MAKER – EXECUTOR AND TRUSTEE’S ROLE – EVIDENTARY ISSUES – WHAT TO DO ABOUT ABUSE CLAIMS? – PART V

Posted in Archived BLOG POSTS - Hull on Estates, Ethical Issues, Litigation
In almost every case, the majority of the evidence will come from the allegedly abused child and, as such, the strength of that evidence can be problematic. In these types of situations, one must not forget the requirement of corroborative evidence pursuant to section 13 of the Estates Act R.S.O. 1990, c. E.23, which provides … Continue Reading

BREACH OF FIDUCIARY DUTY BY THE WILL MAKER – EXECUTOR AND TRUSTEE’S ROLE – WHAT TO DO ABOUT ABUSE CLAIMS? – PART III

Posted in Archived BLOG POSTS - Hull on Estates, Ethical Issues
As is sometimes the case, an unequal distribution of an estate as between children can arise from a testator who has had a long history of mental illness, chronic alcoholism or other such personal reasons, which may affect the testator’s state of mind over a period of many years. For example, if a child who … Continue Reading
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