Probate

Probate

The Court-issued ‘Certificate of Appointment of Estate Trustee’ (commonly called ‘Probate‘) allows the Executor to control estate assets and distribute to beneficiaries. Working with the Estate Trustee (Executor) we gather asset and other information to prepare and submit an application to Court whether or not there is a Will. We also assist in obtaining an Executor’s Bond which is usually required if there is no Will.

Related Resources

estate planning grandchild trust 

Testamentary Trusts – Acting as a Trustee

Definition of a Trust One person or persons (trustee) holding something, such as investments, bank accounts or other property, for…

Read More

pet estates lawyer kanata 

What happens to the Family Pet?

Many of us consider our pets to be beloved family members. It is important to plan appropriately for our pets…

Read More

henson trust stittsville lawyer 

All about Henson Trusts

Definition of a Trust A trust is a legal relationship where the trustee (one or more persons or a trust…

Read More

Related Blog Posts

will lawyer estate ottawa

Changes Coming to Ontario’s Probate Fees

Ontario has some of the highest probate fees in Canada. A small reduction was announced in this past year’s budget…

Read More

will estate family

Judges and Masters’ Thoughts on Estate and Family Law

Persona Law Group has always been, and will always be, about the quality of our work and the personal approach…

Read More

ottawa wills estates lawyer

Executor Compensation FAQs

Executors (now called estate trustees) often have many questions about their compensation. These are a few of the most common…

Read More

stittsville lawyer estate will

Acting as an Executor? What You Need To Know About the Estate Information Return

I’m an executor and have been told that I need to file an Estate Information Return. What is that? An…

Read More

kanata stittsville lawyer will

RRSP Rollover to RDSP…Can it be done?

Yes, it is possible for a deceased’s RRSP to rollover to a beneficiary’s RDSP. Let’s start by looking at the…

Read More

stittsville wills estates lawyer

I’m executor of my brother’s estate….how do I deal with all of his digital assets?

Unfortunately for executors, there is not much guidance to be gleaned from the law when it comes to dealing with…

Read More