Controversial ruling in Spence unlikely to apply to many other estates cases

Controversial ruling in Spence unlikely to apply to many other estates cases

By Lisa Laredo

The court decision in Spence v. BMO Trust Company, 2015 ONSC 615 (CanLII) has led to concerns about court interference and uncertainty in estate planning.

An Ontario court judge held a will to be invalid due to a perceived intolerance, based on witness testimony, that while the testator had in his will disinherited his daughter because they were “estranged” and had no relationship, he had actually disinherited her for having a mixed-race child.

See the full article at http://www.advocatedaily.com/controversial-ruling-in-spence-unlikely-to-apply-to-many-other-estates-cases.html

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