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Rights to Viewing a Will

A testator (the person who creates the Will) has the right to show their Will to anyone they wish while they are alive but they have no obligation to do so. They may, however, want to provide a copy of the Will to the executor(s) of the Will or provide information to the executor(s) as to where the original Will is located. This aids the… Read More »

MASKS

Please note that, in accordance with the public health order, all clients attending our office are required by law to wear masks while in our buildings.

ELIMINATION OF PROBATE CHARGES

Effective November 6, 2020, The Law Fees and Probate Charges Act (Manitoba) was amended to become The Court Services Fees Act (Manitoba). By virtue of the amendments, any probate charges relating to applications for Probate or Administration were eliminated. That means there are no longer fees to be paid to the Court when submitting probate or administration documents. This will result in significant savings for… Read More »

WHAT ARE THE LEGAL DUTIES OF AN EXECUTOR OR ADMINISTRATOR?

By Gemma Brown, and Alexandra Philippot (Student) An executor is a person named within a Last Will & Testament who will carry out directions and requests according to the provisions in the Will. If an individual dies without a Will, they are said to have died intestate. In this case, an administrator must be appointed by the court to administer the estate. Certain requirements must… Read More »

Prescriptive Easements and Indefeasibility of Title

In our real property system landowners can, for the most part, absolutely rely on what the Certificate of Title says as a full and complete answer regarding rights to any particular piece of real property. Section 59 of Manitoba’s The Real Property Act says that very explicitly. It reads: Conclusive evidence — title paramount (indefeasible) 59(1) Every certificate of title or registered instrument, as long… Read More »

Does my Child Have to Wear a Mask to School?

By: Grant M. Driedger and Paul F. Reimer Covid-19 has upended every aspect of our lives, not least students having to wear masks in school. Some people have wondered what the law is on the subject – can the government require that children wear masks in school? Provincial Policy on Mask Wearing On September 4, 2020, Manitoba Education published its “Guidance for Mask Use at… Read More »

 
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