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This course provides an opportunity to consider current legal issues involving wills, distribution of assets, and probate of estates, with a practical focus. In addition to the common law, we will consider Nova Scotia legislation including the Wills Act, Intestate Succession Act, Probate Act, Testators’ Family Maintenance Act and Matrimonial Property Act, as well as the Code of Professional Conduct. Topics to be discussed include the formalities of execution, substantive challenges to wills such as testamentary capacity and undue influence, construction and administration of wills, problems relating to mistake, lapse and ademption, conjugal matters, vesting and class gifts as well as dying without a will.
NOTES: Assessment Method: Final examination.