Costs Denied: Executors Behaving Badly Must Pay

When will an Estate Trustee (also known as an Executor) be responsible for her own costs? That was the issue before the Court of Appeal in Brown v Rigsby. The Original Decision The original action was brought by the children of the deceased against their mother’s estate trustees, seeking the removal of the estate trustees, … Continued

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Evidence & Will Challenges: What is enough?

In W.W. v Y.Y., the main issue before Justice Gilmore was whether there was enough evidence to support an inference that a will challenge should be heard. What Happened? W.W., the daughter of the Deceased, commenced a will challenge against the hand-written will (or holograph will). The Deceased was divorced from his first wife, with … Continued

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