The Executor's Handbook

ebook Volume 1

By Jennifer A. Greenan

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From making funeral arrangements, to the final distribution of the estate, the administration of an estate can be a complex, multi-faceted and often emotional task. The Executor's Handbook is a comprehensive and practical resource designed to assist the executor, administrator or liquidator with this undertaking, and provides the information and direction required to administer an estate in Canada, from start to finish.

The definitive guide

Now in its sixth edition, The Executor's Handbook offers a detailed look at the responsibilities and liabilities associated with administering an estate, making it a valuable publication for anyone who finds themselves in that situation. The topics covered include:

  • Organ donations and funeral arrangements
  • Letters probate and letters of administration
  • Inventory of assets and dealing with the debts of the estate
  • Income taxation
  • Estate accounting
  • Testamentary trusts
  • Distribution of the estate
  • Compensation for the personal representatives
  • Estates under the Indian Act

    Updated to reflect current legislation and best practices, The Executor's Handbook, 6th Edition includes new information regarding:

  • Digital assets and accounts
  • Charitable donations
  • Taxation at death
  • U.S. estate tax
  • Intestate succession
  • Nova Scotia's presumed consent organ donation legislation
  • Matrimonial real property rights for surviving spouses and common law partners on reserves
  • Ontario's 2019 budget proposals for planned changes to probate taxes and estate information return deadlines

    This practical and easy-to-follow guide will prove indispensable for lawyers, non-legally trained executors and estate administrators, and wealth management professionals.

  • The Executor's Handbook