Hull on Estates
Hull on Estates
The Lawyers of Hull and Hull LLP
Hull on Estates is a series of podcasts for the Canadian legal community dealing with issues and insights surrounding estate planning in Canada. Hosted by the lawyers of Hull & Hull LLP, the podcasts will touch on some of the key considerations when planning wills and estates
#692 - Black-Donaldson v. Estate of Helen Small
This week on Hull on Estates, Natalia Angelini and Aaron Chan discuss a lawyer's responsibility to their clients in estate planning by examining the case of .
May 13
11 min
#691 - Pets and Estate Administration
This week on the Hull on Estates Podcast, with Jonathon Kappy and Diana McBey discuss pets and estate administration. We discuss read more about the case .
May 12
12 min
690 – Costs Considerations for Estate Trustees
This Week on Hull on Estates, Nick Esterbauer and Darien Murray discuss costs consequences in estate litigation. They consider the modern approach to costs and review a recent example of its application in the Ontario Court of Appeal’s decision in Westover Estate v Jolicouer, 2024 ONCA 81.
Apr 23
12 min
689 -  Roe v. Roe Retrospective - A Will Challenge
This week on Hull on Estates, Doreen So and Kiran Sanghera discuss Will Challenges and the case of Roe v Roe.    Links: Insane Delusion  Banton v. Banton, 1998 CanLII 14926 (ON SC) Tate v. Gueguegirre The Challenge of Appealing a Will Challenge
Apr 8
21 min
#688 -  Estate Freezes and Net Family Property Equalization.
On this week’s episode of Hull on Estates, and have a follow-up discussion on Stuart’s about Estate Freezes and Net Family Property Equalization. Cases discussed:   Stone v. Stone, (ON CA)   Reisman v. Reisman, (CanLII)
Mar 26
20 min
687 - Retract a Renunciation
This week on Hull on Estates, Natalia Angelini and Haley Daniel discuss the retraction of renunciation of appointment as estate trustee. They analyze two recent court decisions Hunt v Hunt and Soo Estate and how this may impact the ability to retract a renunciation.   Links: Blog: Hunt v Hunt: Soo Estate:
Mar 26
9 min
686 - The Absentees Act and the case of Grover v. Vaid
This week on the podcast Jonathon Kappy and Geoffrey Sculthorpe discuss the The Absentees Act and how it impacts the case for Grover v Vaid, 2023 ONSC 5931.  Research Links: Case: Absentees Act: Declarations of Death Act:
Feb 25
13 min
685 - Sham Trusts: Exploring a Purported Settlor’s Intentions
This week on Hull on Estates, Nick Esterbauer and Doug Higgins review the decision of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in McGoey (Re), 2019 ONSC 80. Through this unique case and its interesting evidentiary issue, Nick and Doug discuss the concept of a “sham” trust, and the principles applied by Ontario courts in evaluating a purported settlor’s intention to settle a valid trust. McGoey (Re), 2019 ONSC 80 (CanLII)
Feb 14
11 min
684 - A Case of Moral Obligation
This week on the podcast, Natalia Angelini and Diana McBey discuss a case from British Columbia, Bautista v Gutkowski Estate, 2023 BCSC 1485.  In a pivotal decision, the BC Court of Appeal varied a will in favor of an estranged son, recognizing the testator’s moral obligation. The case of Bautista v Gutkowski Estate reiterates the significance of moral duties in estate planning, especially towards one's children. Contact Us:
Jan 30
8 min
683 - Parental Support under s. 32 of the Family Law Act
This week on Hull on Estates, Stuart Clark and Aaron Chan discuss a child’s obligation to support their parents under s. 32 of the Family Law Act.   Links to the cases that were talked about are: L.F.D. v. X. Stravino v. Buttinelli Godwin v. Bolsco Dragulin v. Dragulin   Parental Support – A child’s obligation to support their parents Contact Us: info@hullandhull.com
Jan 16
15 min
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