The Estate Trustee's Release: How to Survive Court Scrutiny

Estate trustees would be wise to request releases from beneficiaries. When requesting such releases, estate trustees should suggest independent legal advice, offer to address the concerns of the beneficiaries, and be forthcoming with information regarding administration of the estate. These are all steps that bolster the likelihood that a release will survive court scrutiny if ever attacked by a beneficiary.

What is personal injury law and when do I need a lawyer?

Personal injury law is a body of law that deals with hurt or injured people.  It deals with any injuries to a person regardless of how the injury happened and who is at fault. 

Does an employment agreement have to be in writing

Does an employment agreement have to be in writing

Carding - what you need to know if stopped by police

The act of carding has been a hot topic of late.

My auto policy is up for renewal. I just noticed that I am paying a premium for something called OPCF 44R. What is this?

OPCF 44R is also known as Family Protection Coverage and is an important part of your car insurance. This type of coverage is optional and is usually valued at $1,000,000.

 

What's the deal with joint bank accounts?

It's often the case that an aging parent make his/her account(s) joint with one or more of her children. So on death are join accounts Estate assets?

Courtroom scenes in the movies

Courtroom scenes in the movies and on television aren't very similar to reality.

Thank you Hamilton Spectator Readers!

Readers of the Hamilton Spectator have voted, and Ross & McBride LLP feels your love!

I have a friend who frequently asks to borrow my car. What are the implications of allowing my friend to use my car?

I have a friend who frequently asks to borrow my car.  What are the implications of allowing my friend to use my car?
 

Ziebenhaus comment on assessments

The Ontario Court of Appeal has made an extraordinary decision by agreeing with the Superior Court that is has an inherent jurisdiction to order a party to subject himself or herself to an assessment by a person who is not a “health practitioner “ as defined by section 105 of the Courts Of Justice Act.