Oosterhoff Blogs on Estates & Trusts – Volume 1 is a compilation of 62 blogs on a wide range of estate, trust and related subjects written by Albert H. Oosterhoff between 2016 and 2021 and published to the Whaley Estate Litigation Partners Blog site.
The blogs do not simply review new cases and statutes, but usually provide extensive historical background. Case and statute critiques are provided when they run counter to established principles, or do not go far enough in reforming the law. The blogs are often of considerable length and often deal with topics that are somewhat obscure and are not otherwise easily accessible.
These blogs are now published in a convenient e-book format as a collection and the result is a unique and useful resource specific to Estate, Trust and related law.
The e-book is available for purchase from Apple Books, Amazon Kindle and Kobo for $19.99.
Apple Books: https://books.apple.com/us/book/id1583832988
The following Blogs are contained in this volume:
1. Executor’s Right of Retainer
2. Abatement and General Powers of Appointment
3. Discrete Functions of Courts of Probate and Construction Revisited
4. Untraceable Beneficiaries in Estate Administration
5. In Specie Estate Distribution
6. Nature of the Trust Beneficiary’s Interest
7. The Rule in Cherry v. Boultbee
8. When Is an Estate Trustee Entitled to Take Compensation?
9. Passing of Accounts and Limitations
10. Indemnity of Estate Trustees Redux
11. Equitable Remedies for Financial Abuse of the Elderly: Fowler Estate v. Barnes
12. Equitable Remedies for Financial Abuse of the Elderly: Servello v. Servello
13. Equitable Remedies for Financial Abuse of the Elderly: Granger v. Granger
14. An Irrevocable Right of Survivorship?
15. The Rule in Saunders v. Vautier: Use It or Lose It?
16. Public Appeals
17. Republication of Wills: A Forgotten Doctrine?
18. Benjamin Orders Redux
19. Delegating the Power to Appoint Executors
20. Public Appeals – Update on the Humboldt Broncos Memorial Fund
21. Delegating the Power to Appoint Executors – Update
22. What Is a Will and What is the Role of a Court of Probate
23. What is a Will and What is the Role of a Court of Probate – Update
24. There Is No Presumption of Undue Influence in Probate!
25. What Is a Will and What is the Role of a Court of Probate Redux: Re Milne and Re Panda
26. Is a Notice of Objection to Estate Accounts Subject to Limitations?
27. Power of Attorney and Attorney: Correct Usage
28. Admissible Evidence in Construing Wills
29. Time Whereof the Memory of Man Runneth Not to the Contrary
30. Anti-lapse Legislation and Unsatisfied Conditions
31. Curbing the Scourge of Predatory Marriages by Legislation
32. Bare Trusts and Perpetuities
33. Locus of Title in an Unadministered Estate Redux
34. Modernizing the Law of Wills in Manitoba
35. Can You Sever a Joint Tenancy by a “Zombie” Transfer?
36. Executing Wills and Powers of Attorney During the Pandemic
37. Gifts Over on Death Before Receipt
38. Reducing a Surviving Spouse’s Preferential Share on a Partial Intestacy
39. Curbing the Scourge of Predatory Marriages by Legislation – Update
40. Repeal of Probate Charges in Manitoba
41. The Usefulness of a Validating Power
42. Electronic Wills
43. Statutory Wills
44. Varying a Charitable Trust of a Park
45. Secret Trusts: Once More Unto the Breach
46. Electronic Wills Encore: New BC Legislation
47. What Information Must a Trustee Disclose to Beneficiaries
48. Invalid Trusts and Other Issues in Matrimonial Proceedings
49. Are Members (and Directors) of Charitable Corporations Fiduciaries?
50. The Uniform Benevolent and Community Crowdfunding Act
51. Application of Cy-Près Doctrine to Charitable Gift
52. Yet Another May-December Marriage
53. Missing Case – Grassing v. Riley
54. Inheritance on Intestacy
55. Welcome Amendments to Ontario’s Succession Law Reform Act
56. Why Does Ontario Have Estate Trustees?
57. When Can a Judge Sit in the Testator’s Armchair?
58. When Should the Court Remove a Co-Executor?
59. The Perils of Losing Your Beneficiary Designation
60. Entitlement to Proof of a Will in Solemn Form
61. The ‘Slayer Rule’: The Bank of Nova Scotia Company v. Rogers
62. A Statutory Devolution of the Office of Administrator in Ontario?