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Probate Kit for Ontario

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This book and CD kit contains everything you need to probate a simple estate yourself and save thousands of dollars in lawyer's fees.

This is intended for a Canadian audience.

ISBN: 978-1-55180-433-0

Number of pages: 200

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Product Description for Probate Kit for Ontario:

You can probate an estate yourself! When you probate an estate, you prove by a legal process that a will has been validly made and executed. This may sound complicated, but it isn’t. It is actually possible for you, the layperson, to probate an estate — if it is not subject to taxes or other technical complications. This bundle contains both the Probate Guide for Ontario book, and the Probate Forms for Ontario forms and CD-ROM. You can save thousands of dollars in legal fees. This is no exaggeration, as a lawyer will normally charge two percent of the gross value of an estate for probate fees. This means that, for a $100,000 estate, you would be charged a fee of around $2,000. Here are some of the topics discussed in this book:

  • How you save money by doing it yourself

  • The powers and duties of estate trustees

  • What forms are needed and how to complete them successfully

  • How to apply for and obtain a Certificate of Appointment of Estate Trustee

  • What all these documents and terms mean

  • The actual mechanics of probate procedure

  • How an estate is divided if there is no will

  • How to assess the value of the deceased’s assets

  • How to advertise for creditors

  • What to do about out-of-province assets

  • How to transfer the assets of the estate to the rightful beneficiaries

  • The rights of common-law spouses and illegitimate children

  • What to do after you receive your Certificate of Appointment of Estate Trustee

  • What benefits survivors are entitled to under the Canada Pension Plan

Product Specification for Probate Kit for Ontario:

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Market Canada
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Author David Botnick, Lawyer
Author Detail David I. Botnick graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1981 and was called to the Bar of Ontario in April 1983. He is currently a partner in a law office in northwest Toronto, where he practices largely in the areas of family law, wills and estates, real estate, and personal injury. He has written booklets and newspaper articles on various legal topics of interest to the general public. His goal in his writing and in his practice is to make the law understandable and useful for everyone. He is also the author of Wills for Ontario and Ontario: Marriage, Separation, and Divorce, two other titles in the Self-Counsel Press series.
Edition Twelfth Edition
Pages 200
Size 8-1/2 x 11
ISBN 978-1-55180-433-0
Library Sales? Not available to libraries.
UPC 069635804339
About the CD The CD works with all versions of Microsoft Windows: 95, 98, ME, NT4, 2000, XP, and Vista (Vista installation requires you to have Administrator rights on your computer).

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  1. Excellent for the lay person, Review by David

    From start to finish; one can understand the process and procedures. (Posted on 11/10/11)

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