Toronto Wills & Probate Lawyer, Ontario


Includes: Estate Administration, Living Wills, Wills

Michael  Deverett Lawyer

Michael Deverett

Litigation, Family Law, Wills & Probate, Trusts
Full service law firm with focus on estate and family litigation

Deverett Law Offices provides full legal services. Since 1984, we have assisted our clients with estate and family litigation, estate administration, ... (more)

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800-854-2281

Mihkel  Holmberg Lawyer

Mihkel Holmberg

VERIFIED
Corporate, Wills & Probate, Trusts, Wills

Mihkel Holmberg’s practice encompasses a broad range of business practice including the purchase and sale of businesses, corporate and commercial le... (more)

Albert S. Frank Lawyer

Albert S. Frank

VERIFIED
Lawsuit & Dispute, Real Estate, Wrongful Termination, Estate, Criminal

Albert originally practiced law in his home town of Edmonton, Alberta, where he graduated from the Faculty of Law of the University of Alberta in 1983... (more)

Cynthia Jeanne Woods Lawyer

Cynthia Jeanne Woods

VERIFIED
Estate, Elder Law, Real Estate, Collaborative Law

Cynthia Woods is a Toronto lawyer practicing in the west end. Since starting her practice in 1994, she has been offering legal services primarily in t... (more)

Susan  Alalade Lawyer

Susan Alalade

VERIFIED
Divorce & Family Law, Estate, Immigration, Real Estate, Mediation

Susan Alalade is experienced Legal Counsel with a demonstrated history of working in the law practice industry.

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800-983-1570

Vanja  Ilic Lawyer

Vanja Ilic

VERIFIED
Criminal, Family Law, Real Estate, Corporate, Estate

Vanja Ilic is the owner of Vanja Ilic Law and specializes in Criminal Defence Law and Civil Litigation. You can put your trust in Vanja to vigorously ... (more)

Abdul  Kadiri Lawyer

Abdul Kadiri

VERIFIED
Immigration, Divorce & Family Law, Business, Lawsuit & Dispute

Honourable Abdul-Rahman Kadiri holds Masters and Bachelor degrees in Law. He is a Barrister, Solicitor and Notary Public of the Law Society of Ontario... (more)

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800-596-1240

Angela B. Mbuagbaw Lawyer

Angela B. Mbuagbaw

VERIFIED
Divorce & Family Law, Immigration, Real Estate

Angela Mbuagbaw proudly serves Toronto, ON and the neighboring communities in the areas of Divorce and Family Law, Immigration, and Real Estate law.

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800-908-6680

Anteneh Fekade Kassa Lawyer

Anteneh Fekade Kassa

VERIFIED
Divorce & Family Law, Family Law, Employment, Contract

Anteneh Kassa attended law school at the University of Alberta. Prior to that, he completed a neuroscience degree at McMaster University. Anteneh... (more)

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800-831-4821

Arie  Gaertner Lawyer

Arie Gaertner

VERIFIED
Litigation, Business, Employment, Civil & Human Rights, Real Estate

Arie was called to the Ontario Bar in 1976 and continues his practice as one of Toronto’s leading corporate and commercial litigators. Arie regularl... (more)

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GRANTOR RETAINED INCOME TRUST

Irrevocable trusts designed to save on estate tax. There are several kinds; with all of them, you keep income from trust property, or use of that property, for ... (more...)
Irrevocable trusts designed to save on estate tax. There are several kinds; with all of them, you keep income from trust property, or use of that property, for a period of years. When the trust ends, the property goes to the final beneficiaries you've named. These trusts are for people who have enough wealth to feel comfortable giving away a substantial hunk of property. They come in three flavors: Grantor-Retained Annuity Trusts (GRATs), Grantor-Retained Unitrusts (GRUTs) and Grantor-Retained Income Trusts (GRITs).

SPECIFIC BEQUEST

A specific item of property that is left to a named beneficiary under a will. If the person who made the will no longer owns the property when he dies, the bequ... (more...)
A specific item of property that is left to a named beneficiary under a will. If the person who made the will no longer owns the property when he dies, the bequest fails. In other words, the beneficiary cannot substitute a similar item in the estate. Example: If John leaves his 1954 Mercedes to Patti, and when John dies the 1954 Mercedes is long gone, Patti doesn't receive John's current car or the cash equivalent of the Mercedes. See ademption.

BANKRUPTCY ESTATE

All of the property you own when you file for bankruptcy, except for most pensions and educational trusts. The trustee technically takes control of your bankrup... (more...)
All of the property you own when you file for bankruptcy, except for most pensions and educational trusts. The trustee technically takes control of your bankruptcy estate for the duration of your case.

AB TRUST

A trust that allows couples to reduce or avoid estate taxes. Each spouse puts his or her property in an AB trust. When the first spouse dies, his or her half of... (more...)
A trust that allows couples to reduce or avoid estate taxes. Each spouse puts his or her property in an AB trust. When the first spouse dies, his or her half of the property goes to the beneficiaries named in the trust -- commonly, the grown children of the couple -- with the crucial condition that the surviving spouse has the right to use the property for life and is entitled to any income it generates. The surviving spouse may even be allowed to spend principal in certain circumstances. When the surviving spouse dies, the property passes to the trust beneficiaries. It is not considered part of the second spouse's estate for estate tax purposes. Using this kind of trust keeps the second spouse's taxable estate half the size it would be if the property were left directly to the spouse. This type of trust is also known as a bypass or credit shelter trust.

DISCHARGE (OF PROBATE ADMINISTRATOR)

A court order releasing the administrator or executor from any further duties connected with the probate of an estate. This typically occurs when the duties hav... (more...)
A court order releasing the administrator or executor from any further duties connected with the probate of an estate. This typically occurs when the duties have been completed but may happen sooner if the executor or administrator wishes to withdraw or is dismissed.

FAMILY POT TRUST

See pot trust.

POWER OF APPOINTMENT

The legal authority to decide who will receive someone else's property, usually property held in a trust. Most trustees can distribute the income from a trust o... (more...)
The legal authority to decide who will receive someone else's property, usually property held in a trust. Most trustees can distribute the income from a trust only according to the terms of the trust, but a trustee with a power of appointment can choose the beneficiaries, sometimes from a list of candidates specified by the grantor. For example, Karin creates a trust with power of appointment to benefit either the local art museum, symphony, library or park, depending on the trustee's assessment of need.

PROBATE

The court process following a person's death that includes proving the authenticity of the deceased person's will appointing someone to handle the deceased pers... (more...)
The court process following a person's death that includes proving the authenticity of the deceased person's will appointing someone to handle the deceased person's affairs identifying and inventorying the deceased person's property paying debts and taxes identifying heirs, and distributing the deceased person's property according to the will or, if there is no will, according to state law. Formal court-supervised probate is a costly, time-consuming process -- a windfall for lawyers -- which is best avoided if possible.

GROSS ESTATE

For federal estate tax filing purposes, the total of all property owned at death, without regard to any debts or liens against the property or the costs of prob... (more...)
For federal estate tax filing purposes, the total of all property owned at death, without regard to any debts or liens against the property or the costs of probate. Taxes are due only on the value of the property the person actually owned (the net estate) plus the amount of any taxable gifts made during life. In a few states, the gross estate is used when computing attorney fees for probating estates; the lawyer gets a percentage of the gross estate.