New Year, New Estate Laws

January 1, 2022, marked the introduction of new estate laws in Ontario. The changes affect one of the biggest pieces of legislation governing wills and estates in Ontario: The Succession Law Reform Act.

Starting in 2022, individuals experiencing significant changes in their family circumstances because of marriage, separation, or divorce will want to pay close attention to the new laws to ensure that their estate planning and their wishes remain valid. For those who have not yet turned their mind to their estate planning, the introduction of the new laws might be good motivation to ensure that your wishes to benefit family, friends, and/or charities are carefully crafted and documented.


View the Spring 2022 digital edition of Your Guide to Charitable Giving & Estate Planning.

The information and comments herein are for the general information of the reader and are not intended as advice or opinion to be relied upon in relation to any particular circumstances. For particular application of the law to specific situations, the reader should seek professional advice.

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