Marilyn Monroe's life, death, and the intricate handling of her estate reveal a tale of unexpected beneficiaries and the lasting impact of her legacy.
Here, you'll delve into Hughes' vast empire, explore notorious court disputes over his wealth, and perhaps even learn a few estate planning tips.
"Tractor Fender Wills - Still Valid in Saskatchewan" tells the intriguing and tragic story of Cecil George Harris, a farmer who, while trapped under a tractor, etched his will onto the tractor's fender in 1948.
In this episode, John's tale takes a twist. Despite having a Will, it's outdated, leaving his ex-wife as the Executor and excluding his current wife and kids. The consequences are dire.
In our anecdotal series, John, a prosperous accountant, dies unexpectedly without a Will. His family grapples with legal chaos and financial stress, underlining the critical need for estate planning.
In Alberta, a Court will remove a personal representative of an estate if a Court finds the personal representative’s delay is impacting the administration of an estate.
In Bishop (Re), 2022 ABQB 146, the Court was required to determine whether the Deceased and his former spouse had severed the joint tenancy they held over their residence.
In Goldstick Estate (Re), 2022 ABQB 222 the Court wrote an endorsement for the purpose of providing a background and reasons for granting a procedural order (an order which generally helps move the litigation of matter along by setting out the dates when certain steps happen).
In Gall Estate v. Turpin, 2022 ABQB 25 there were numerous issues in dispute about the micro-managing actions of a Trustee a trust established in a will for a minor child.
Trusts are common in wills and estates and often require Court analysis if the terms of a trust are not clear.