Probate

Under Ontario law, this process is now called Applying for a Certificate of Appointment of Estate Trustee with a Will. This document serves as proof of the executor's authority to deal with the estate. Each province and territory has a similar probate process.

Ontario law requires that within 90 days of the Certificate of Appointment of Estate Trustee with a Will being issued, an Estate Information Return must be filed with the Ministry of Finance. This Information Return will include details about:

  • the Certificate of Appointment of Estate Trustee
  • the deceased person
  • the estate representative
  • assets of the estate

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