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Hull on Estates #359 – Variations of trusts

Posted in Hull on Estates, PODCASTS / AUDIO, Show Notes, Show Notes
Listen to Hull on Estates #359 – Variations of trusts Today on Hull on Estates, Paul Trudelle and Stuart Clark discuss variations of trusts and a recent paper by C.D. Freedman presented at the 16th Annual Estates and Trusts summit. If you have any questions, please email us at or leave us a comment… Continue Reading

So You Wish To Vary A Trust

Posted in Estate & Trust
Those wishing to vary a trust in Ontario, can look to the Variation of Trusts Act (R.S.O. 1990, c. V.1) (Act) for the authority to do so. Although the Act is surprisingly only one section in length, do not let the length fool you. Essentially, the Act permits the Court to approve a variation of a… Continue Reading

Adult Children Making Gains

Posted in Support After Death, Wills
My colleague Natalia Angelini blogged on February 18 of this year about the increasing possibility that independent, adult children may be entitled to dependant support. A 2009 Ontario Bar Association paper by Susan Woodley concluded that moral obligations of deceased parents in Ontario may require them to provide proper and adequate support to their children,… Continue Reading

Dependant Relief and the Succession Law Reform Act – Hull on Estates #117

Posted in Hull on Estates, PODCASTS / AUDIO, Wills
Listen to Dependant Relief. This week on Hull on Estates, Natalia Angelini and Craig Vander Zee discuss dependant relief and reference a variety of cases that utilized the Succession Law Reform Act. Comments? Send us an email at, call us on the comment line at 206-350-6636, or leave us a comment on the Hull… Continue Reading

IS THERE SUPPORT AFTER DEATH? – What Did the Court of Appeal Do in Cummings v. Cummings? – Part VI

Posted in Archived BLOG POSTS - Hull on Estates, Support After Death, Wills
In Cummings v. Cummings, the Court of Appeal affirmed the decision made by the application judge at first instance. In coming to this conclusion, the Court of Appeal was strongly influenced by the concepts set out in the decision of the Supreme Court of Canada in Tataryn v. Tataryn Estate ([1994] 2 S.C.R. 807 (S.C.C.)).… Continue Reading