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Wills

Is a living will the same thing as a Power of Attorney?

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What is a living will?

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Why is the Office of the Children’s Lawyer involved in an estate or trust matter?

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How can I find court forms for estate proceedings?

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How can I find out what happened to an estate of a family member?

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How is a estate distributed?

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How do I prove I’m an heir (someone who inherits property) to an estate?

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How do I calculate the amount of the estate administration tax?

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What government benefits are available to the family of the deceased?

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Assume a parent has a joint bank account with one of their children. When that parent dies who gets the money – the surviving joint account holder or the estate?

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Is a contract that waives a spouse’s right to an inheritance binding?

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When it comes to inheritance, is a common law spouse entitled to the same rights as a married spouse?

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What happens if the named estate trustee dies before the testator?

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Does the executor have to provide beneficiaries with an accounting?

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Does the executor have to apply for probate?

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What happens if the will is lost?

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When will a Court remove an estate trustee/executor?

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What do I do if I need information from a deceased person’s tax records?

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How do I prepare tax returns for a deceased person?

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What steps have to be taken to obtain clearance certificate?

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What is a clearance certificate?

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What is an executor / estate trustee and what are his / her duties?

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How do I get a copy of someone’s will after they die?

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What is a will?

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