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Estates and trusts
Legacies and devises
Legacies and devises
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How long after a testator's death does real property vest in the designated beneficiary?
If a joint tenancy between common law spouses was severed by separation prior to the husband's death, would the deceased's estate beneficiaries, his children, be entitled to one-half the value of a condominium jointly owned by the spouses prior to the deceased's death when it was subject to a mortgage, or to one-half the value of condominium after the deceased's death when the mortgage had been discharged by mortgage insurance held by the deceased?
Is there a prohibition on future interests being granted under a will?
May the trustee of an estate disperse or lend monies out of the estate to an intended beneficiary before the beneficiary's interest in the estate has vested?
What are the circumstances in which Ontario courts will strike down a bequest for being against public policy?
What is the status of the law of ademption in Ontario, particularly vis-à-vis a testatrix's sale of her house and acceptance of a take-back mortgage, which her son ended up holding jointly with her?
When will a court find that a condition in a will is void for being contrary to public policy?
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