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Do the estate trustees always have to probate the will and advertise for creditors?

No, and no. Often an entire estate can be administered without the cost and delays of having to obtain “probate” or what is now known as a “certificate of appointment of estate trustee”. As well, it is up to the estate trustees to determine if it is necessary to advertise for creditors, because they can be liable to the creditors if the debts aren’t paid and the estate is distributed. However, often the estate trustees are sufficiently aware of what the debts of the estate are that they don’t need to advertise.

Brantford Office

20 Wellington St., P.O. Box 1510
Brantford, ON N3T 5V6
t 519.759.6220
f 519.759.8360
law@waterousholden.com

Paris Office

7 William St.
Paris, ON N3L 1K6
t 519.442.5571
f 519.442.5567

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