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 doesnâ€™t take place first, says Ottawa wills and estates lawyerÂ Timothy N. Sullivan.
A recentÂ Globe and MailÂ 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 theÂ Globe, fighting to change a deceased personâ€™s estate plan is complicated, expensive and stressful.
To read more, check out the whole story onÂ AdvocateDaily.