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Interpreting Wills: The “Armchair” Approach

May 28, 2024 By Mark Mikulasik Have you ever wondered how a court interprets a will when people disagree about the meaning? THE CASES The principles are described in the Ontario Superior Court decision of Mohapel v. Young. The objective is that: When interpreting a will, the court’s task is to determine the testator’s actual […]

Trustee Compensation and Legal Fees

May 28, 2024 By Nick Melchiorre  Trustees , including estate trustees, are entitled to compensation for their efforts. But how much? The lawyers for the trustees (or for the estate) are entitled to payment. But how much? What if the same person acts as trustee and lawyer? How are they compensated? The ultimate decision is […]