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Probate is a procedure to ask the court to either:
Probate fees, also called estate administration tax, are fees that are paid to the Ontario government. The amount of the fee is based on the total value of the property in your estate when you die.
A Certificate of Appointment (with a Will) or Certificate of Estate Trustee (no Will) must be received and approved before an Estate Account can be opened. Note that if there are two or more executors in the will they are required to act together.
We will respond to any requests from solicitors regarding deceased accounts; the letter is usually accompanied by a signed Letter of Direction from the executor authorizing the credit union to release information to the solicitor. We do not provide any information to a solicitor based on a verbal request from the executor. The request must come from the solicitor in writing.
Utility bills in the member’s name being paid from the deceased’s personal account (not joint) – currently all utilities, property taxes and other requests for payments (credit cards, rent, and mortgage/loan) are authorized on a case by case basis. Funeral expenses, and probate fees are allowed to be paid without prior authorization.
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