1. chicklet9
    January 12, 2016 @ 12:22 pm

    I would like to see changes in our estate law in Ontario. I can read many articles that pop up in Google about bad executors and so forth. No doubt they exist. However, there are cases where beneficiaries have been allowed to waste time and money on unfounded, frivolous and vexatious intentions. Especially if they self represent themselves. There should more checks and balances in the system to shut this down.


    • Charles Ticker
      January 14, 2016 @ 6:40 pm

      Thank you for your comment. Acting as executor can be challenging and time consuming. Executors who are not familiar with their role should seek legal advice as to their duties and responsibilities.

      Beneficiaries who bring unfounded or frivolous claims can be ordered to pay significant costs. Beneficiaries are not required to have lawyers represent them in Court although it is preferable that all parties have legal representation. Unfortunately, the high cost of litigation is resulting in more parties representing themselves in Court.


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