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Estates Administration and Finding a Will

Site: Halton

Agency Information
Legal Status (40) Federal Government ; (99) Unknown / No Service
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) For general Information, see Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General website here 
 
ESTATES: 
Estate Administration Tax and Estate Information Return: 
* for information about Estate Administration Tax, see Ontario Ministry of Finance website here 
* Estate Information Returns and Guide  
 
Federal benefits and income tax: 
See Canada Revenue Agency website here 
 
 
WILLS: 
Preparing a will: 
* for information on making a will and planning an estate, see the Government of Canada's website here 
* for legal information on making a will in Ontario, see Steps to Justice website here 
 
Finding a will in Ontario: 
A will might be found in the deceased’s home, in a safety deposit box or at the office of the deceased’s lawyer or through a private will registry * some wills can be found in a court record 
 
To find the deceased’s will, you can: 
* contact the deceased’s lawyer (for more information on locating a will prepared by a lawyer, see the Law Society of Upper Canada's website here
* contact relatives or friends 
* search online will registries (the Law Society of Upper Canada's website includes information on will registries) 
* search the court records (contact the Civil - Superior Court of Justice in the location where the testator lived to see if the document was deposited with the court * for list of court addresses and phone numbers, see here
 
For more information, see Archives of Ontario information on How to Find a Will in Court Records here
Hours Vary by location
Areas Served Ontario
Eligibility No restrictions
Application Varies by location
Languages English
Fees None
Site Information
Located In Community Halton Region
Physical Access Not Applicable
Categories and Classification
HCSD Main Heading Government / Legal ; Topic Guides
HCSD Sub Heading Community Legal Services ; Special Topics
Service Categories Post Mortem Estate Administration

Agency Overview


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