Memory as the “Grand Criterion” for Capacity

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A decision has just been released by the courts in Alberta confirming what wills and estate lawyers have always known but rarely say out loud:  powers of memory are absolutely essential before a will-maker can be said to have testamentary capacity. Re Arena Estate, 2020 CarswellAlta 628, 2020 ABQB 206 (Alta. Q.B.) was just released.  The court stated at para. … Read More