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Laura Stairs Head ShotBeneficiaries and would-be beneficiaries are often unhappy about the contents of a will, but launching a challenge isn’t an easy thing to do, says Windsor wills and estates lawyer Laura Stairs.

“It’s very difficult, but something that comes up all the time,” says Stairs, associate with Shibley Righton LLP.

This is an excerpt from an article that appeared on AdvocateDaily.com.

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2019-05-24
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Matthew Urback Head ShotTestators should steer clear of ambiguous language if they wish to avoid a will challenge after their death, says Toronto wills and estates lawyer Matthew Urback.

In a recent decision, Alberta’s Court of Appeal upheld a lower court judge’s decision to include personal items located on the deceased’s property in the award to his surviving daughters after he bequeathed his "home" to them. That ruling came over the objections of the dead man’s brother, who hoped to inherit the disputed items as the beneficiary of the estate’s residue.

This is an excerpt from an article that appeared on AdvocateDaily.com.

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2019-05-23
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Marlin Horst head shotPeople who put down a deposit for a property on behalf of a company that is not yet incorporated could lose that money if the buyer pulls out of the deal, says Toronto corporate lawyer Marlin Horst.

This is an excerpt from an article that appeared on AdvocateDaily.com.

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2019-05-15
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