What is probate? Probate is the formal procedure asking the court to approve the will as the valid last will and testament of the deceased, and to grant a person the authority to act as the estate trustee of an estate. In Ontario, an estate trustee is the only person who has the legal authority to manage/distribute an estate on behalf of the deceased.
The Firm can help to determine whether a court application is necessary (probate is not always required), complete the required forms, explain the legal duties and responsibilities of an estate trustee, identify legal risks and advise on estate tax issues.
Legal Resources for Estate Administration
Estate Administration Tax Calculator (Ontario): https://www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/english/estates/calculate.php ; https://www.ontario.ca/page/estate-administration-tax
Contact the Firm at 416-233-5525 for legal advice or help with your estate administration needs.