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Saturday, July 23, 2011

Who qualifies as a grandchild or great-grandchild under a will?

Check your will. Does it say that some part of your estate is to be left to your grandchildren or great-grandchildren? If so, is it your wish that the estate be shared with step-grandchildren, or just among those who are blood relations? It might be clear to you just who you intend to benefit, but perhaps it's not so clear to others who have to rely on your will for instructions.

Megan Connolly, a Toronto lawyer, has analyzed the recent Lang Estate case from BC, in which the court made a decision about who qualified as a grandchild under a will. Click here to read Ms. Connolly's post.

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