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I would like to know if a will is deemed void in Ontario as

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I would like to know if a will is deemed void in Ontario as it was signed by only one witness and not two and the plaintiff signed off on the government paper saying he understood that....can that person contest or go after with litigation 5 years after
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Canada Law
Expert:  Debra replied 2 years ago.
I don't understand. What did the plaintiff agree to exactly?And what is happening now?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Essentially my sister passed away 5 years ago...her will stated her boyfriend could stay in the condo she owned and bought as long as he wants and once he passed away the condo would go to my son...the will was deemed not legal by Province of Ontario law as when she wrote it she did it by herself and only had one witness sign it...when she did pass away the plaintiff signed a 'renuviation of prior right ' form....he has now moved out and wants money from my parents as when the will was deemed not legal all assets went to my parents. My question essentially is does he have any legal claim? My parents followed the will to a tee and gave everyone what she was always the understanding the condo would go to my son but he could stay there...was poorly worded and written
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Sorry 'renunciation of prior right'
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Will i je getting a response back or no?
Expert:  Debra replied 2 years ago.
Did she write the Will completely by hand?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Was typed out not written by hand
Expert:  Debra replied 2 years ago.
I don't see how he has any claim. If the Will was not valid then your parents inherit. And if it is then your son gets the condo. So he has no rights any way we look at it.

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