Did Wife’s Lawyer Know of Husband’s Asset? And Can Court Assume Wife Knew, Too?
Just prior to their marriage, the husband had bought the property, and led the wife to believe it was owned by a development corporation that had been set up. In reality, he put title in his own name – a fact he did not reveal in his sworn affidavits and financial statements.
Did Testator’s Chronic Alcoholism Affect His Ability to Make a Valid Will?
In a recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision involving a Wills and Estates matter, one of the main questions was whether the testator – a man named Jack – was so impacted by his chronic alcoholism and the after-effects of a heart attack that he did not have the legal capacity to validly make the Will that entirely excluded his wife Loretta.