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Thursday, October 29, 2020

Ontario courts accept probate applications via email

As of October 6, the courts in Ontario will accept applications for probate (in Ontario called Application for Certificate of Appointment of Estate Trustee) by way of email. The courts prepared detailed instructions for use by lawyers and the public, which you can view online by clicking here. 

These instructions include details such as which email address to use, which office to contact, and even the required format for attachments.

My first thought regarding emailed applications was to wonder how the court would receive the original wills. That, too, is covered in the instructions. Though you will send in your entire application, including a copy of the will, by email, you must then mail or courier the original will to the court. This goes for other original documents as well, such as codicils or certificates.

1 comment:

  1. Lynne,

    What happens if only part of a Will has been Probated? A Beneficiary is withholding GIC's that are part of the Estate. I am being prevented in resolving and settling this issue not only by a disgruntled beneficiary, but also by lawyers.



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