Oosterhoff on Wills, Eighth Edition

Albert Oosterhoff; Mitchell McInnes; C. David Freedman; Adam Parachin

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Oosterhoff on Wills, Eighth Edition remains the best first step any student or practitioner can take in their research of the theory or practice of succession.

Cited by the Ontario Divisional Court in Re Milne, 2019 CarswellOnt 843

More than simply a casebook, the 8th edition of this authoritative work remains the best first step any student or practitioner can take in their research of the theory or practice of succession law.  Authored by a team of distinguished academics, Oosterhoff on Wills provides a complete primer on all aspects of the law, incorporating text and commentary with concisely edited case extracts to elucidate and explore every aspect and phase of wills law. It can readily be used for better understanding of the basic concepts of wills and estates and as authority for legal principles.

New in this Edition
Thoroughly updated, re-written and re-organized to incorporate all the significant developments in the law since the last edition, the 8th Edition includes discussions on:

  • The Wills and Succession Act (Alberta)and the Wills, Estates and Succession Act (British Columbia), and their impact on the law as mandated by these Acts
  • The new British Columbia statutory rules on abatement and encumbered property, as well as the abolition of a number of evidentiary presumptions by Alberta and British Columbia
  • McCorkill v. McCorkill Estate (nature of testamentary dispositions)
  • Celentano Estate v. Ross (testamentary gifts)
  • Yen Estate (formal validity of wills)
  • A new section on electronic wills
  • The differing approaches to rights on intestacy
  • Recent developments in such topics as conflict of laws, testamentary guardians and custodians, dependants' support, and substitute decisions

Also, the 8th edition welcomes Professors C. David Freedman, Mitchell McInnes, and Adam Parachin, to its author team.


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Estate Planning


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