Notices/Forms Wills & Estates
(Also see Notices/Forms Civil)
New Estate Forms under Rules 74 & 75 of the Rules of Civil Procedure are effective January 1, 2022. Link to New Forms.
NOTICE TO LEGAL PROFESSION - On October 15, 2021, a regulation was filed to amend court rules and forms for estates proceedings in the Superior Court of Justice: O. Reg. 709/21, amending the Rules of Civil Procedure. The regulation:
Documents submitted to the court in electronic format – Document naming protocol - Effective January 11, 2021. Below are sample document names:
Notice to the Profession – Civil Matters in the Superior Court of Justice, Central East Region (Effective January 4, 2021) - November 17, 2021 section E amended - March 8, 2021 Amendment: A request for a pre-trial on an action commenced at any location in the CE shall be made to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Consolidated Notice to the Profession, Litigants, Accused Persons, Public and the Media Re Expanded Operations of Ontario Superior Court of Justice - Effective May 19, 2020 (Latest amendment November 8, 2021 re filing instructions)
Commercial List and Estates List Filing Direction - August 17, 2020 (Updated March 15, 2021)
Order in Council Amending 0. Reg. 129/20 - April 22, 2020
O. Reg. 129/20: ORDER UNDER SUBSECTION 7.0.2 (4) OF THE ACT - SIGNATURES IN WILLS AND POWERS OF ATTORNEY - April 7, 2020 Under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act
COVID-19 Wills & Estate Planning (from Hull and Hull)
April 23, 2020 - Once again thanks to Ian Hull, for sharing the following practice points to assist you with will preparation during this time. Here is a link to some practice points for counterpart signing of wills:
April 7, 2020 - Hull and Hull have shared their precedent checklist for conducting video wills and a precedent Form for the affidavit of execution on their blog:
Free CPD on demand webcast (see link on Members Only page): Your Wills and Estates Practice and the COVID-19 Pandemic: What You Need to Know Right Now