On the 1st of each month I write short pieces about things important to executors (what to do when) and on the 15th about items an executor might find (what to do with) or ideas that may be helpful to others (what to do now). I work with clients throughout Toronto, York Region and the surrounding areas.
- Estate Administration in 500 Words … or Not – Part 4
- Estate Administration in 500 Words or So – Part 3
- Estate Administration in 500 Words or More – Part 2
- A Short Story – The Tea Caddy
- Estate Administration in 500 Words or Less
- Can I Wear My Grandfather’s War Medals?
- The Executor’s First Task – It May Not Be What You Think
- Carnival Glass – “Poor Man’s Tiffany”
- Distributions – Watch Your Language!
- Carte de Visites and Cabinet Cards
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Here we have a lovely luncheon set of 12 knives and 12 forks with handles of mother-of-pearl housed in their original, velvet-lined wood case. The lengths of luncheon sets are shorter than dinner sets to correspond with the smaller luncheon plate size. … Continue reading
My apologies – that was a bit misleading, but I wanted your attention. I should have started with “What is Probate and why do we have to pay it?” Probate, or having a Will probated, serves three purposes: it proves, … Continue reading
Executors are tasked with the responsibility of collecting, valuing and distributing or disposing of all items in an estate. There are times that I’ve heard “Oh, what a hoarder!” when this was far from the truth. Yes, some of … Continue reading
Yes, like the top of the form above says, you have to ask for one and the piece of paper that you receive (Form TX21) is not that impressive-looking considering how important it is. But what exactly is a Clearance … Continue reading
When named as executor you still have a choice – whether to accept the position or not. Depending on your circumstances you may feel that you don’t have the time or inclination to do so. But, if you’re still willing … Continue reading
Most beneficiaries have a lot of questions – starting with “When will I get my inheritance?” and “What am I getting?” The executor does his or her best to answer this but is often knee-deep in administrative matters that must … Continue reading