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FROM ADVOCATE DAILY: Disinheritance

Avoid conflict over disinheritance by being upfront

From this week’s article on Advocate Daily, by our own Timothy Sullivan:

The decision to disinherit a child may be reasonable depending on the circumstances, but it will likely lead to hurt relationships and confusion if an upfront conversation with family members doesn’t take place first, says Ottawa wills and estates lawyer Timothy N. Sullivan.

A recent Globe and Mail article says when it comes to disinheriting a child, there are no blanket rules that apply. Courts will consider the facts of a specific case before deciding whether to side with the child or the estate, says the report.

But in almost all cases, says the Globe, fighting to change a deceased person’s estate plan is complicated, expensive and stressful.

To read more, check out the whole story on AdvocateDaily.