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Some beneficiaries are entitled to interest on their inheritance starting one year after death

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What executors need to know when a beneficiary can’t be easily identified or found

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B.C. court finds the daughter of a man who killed his mother is entitled to his share of her estate

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While audits are uncommon, rules introduced in 2015 ensure stringent reporting of assets

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From sports memorabilia to vintage cars, treasured items require special attention

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If a will doesn’t address compensation, then provincial statutes, case law or set guidelines govern how much an executor can receive

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Clients may need to revise their wills if they’ve named out-of-jurisdiction executors

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New rules may allow more executors without a legal background to apply for probate

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Regularly providing information to beneficiaries — and keeping records — will go a long way

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In most cases the additional costs — and headaches — aren’t worth it