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Disappointed Beneficiaries, Testamentary Independence and Public Policy (2012)

Disappointed Beneficiaries, Testamentary Independence and Public Policy (2012)

June 5, 2012 Seminar

The scenario being adjudicated before the moot court involves a father who disinherited his son for marrying outside the Jewish faith.

Submission by Kelly Charlebois, lawyer for the estate arguing that in Ontario there is no legal obligation to include children in one’s will.

Submissions by Charles Wagner, lawyer for the disinherited beneficiary arguing that disinheriting someone for marrying outside his parent’s faith is against public policy.

Submissions by Kimberly Whaley, lawyer for the disinherited beneficiary arguing moral obligation to include children is a legal obligation and entitles that child to support under the Succession Law Reform Act.

Entire Moot Court – Disinherited Beneficiaries, Testamentary Independence and Public Policy. Part One.

Entire Moot Court – Disinherited Beneficiaries, Testamentary Independence and Public Policy. Part Two.

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