Topic: 'Wills "Hot Spot"'

Wills “Hot Spot” - Divorce

Published on: 2014-07-15 1:28:57 PM Divorce Wills "Hot Spot"

Many people believe that obtaining a divorce will revoke their Will. In Ontario however, the divorced spouse will be considered to have died first. This means that the divorced spouse will not receive any benefit from the Will. Further, the divorced spouse will not be an executor. However, the rest of the Will will remain unchanged. As such, following a divorce, you may have a Will that has no properly appointed executor, and the distribution of your estate may ...

Wills "Hot Spot" - Remarriage

Published on: 2014-06-06 1:34:16 PM Wills "Hot Spot"

In today's world, the percentage of "traditional" families with a husband and wife, married for the first and only time, with children and grandchildren, is decreasing. In its place is a growing number of second and third marriages, common law arrangements, same sex relationships, children born outside of marriage, and other forms of "non-traditional" families. To provide for these situations at your death, a properly drafted Will is the only way to ensure that those who are most important to ...