When he became ill, she went to live in Edmonton and visited with him at the hospice every day. She had mentioned to leave his estate to her and she would take care of her brother. I said that he could not leave his son out of his will. Late in his illness, a lawyer visited him at the hospice and they drew up this will without consulted us about his son's situation. I am concerned about the wording of this trust and it effect on AISH.
The sister who is the executor has applied for Grant of Probate, You say I should hire a lawyer now before Probate is completed. As I mentioned, I can travel to Edmonton (from Calgary) and read the Probate file and make notes. I assume any lawyer would want the full copy of the will (only available after Probate), and the medical information relative to the time the will was made. Can this medical history be obtained? The executor is well aware of my intention to object to this will and that is why she is not communicating with me.
For you information, according to the surrogate clerk the contents of the application which I assume include a copy of the will is available for viewing before probate is granted. Nevertheless, thank you for your advice.
The application has been filed but my son only received one page of the will. That is my first issue, in that can she only send one page of the will to a beneficiary which is non residual. I will travel to Edmonton to view the file for inaccuracies before engaging a lawyer. It is also possible that if an objection to a will is accepted that the estate will pay the legal fees?