When a person dies, the Will becomes effective. The spouse, family member, or friend appointed in the Will assumes responsibility for the administration of the Estate. This person(s) is known as an Estate Trustee. The Estate Trustee must make Application to the Ontario Superior Court of Justice to be officially appointed to carry out the instructions and duties outlined in your Will. The Application is accompanied by an inventory of the assets and property of your Estate with the payment of the appropriate Estate administration fee. The Certificate of the Court appointment gives your Estate Trustee the authority needed to carry out those instructions and duties arising from your Will. At the same time, your Estate Trustee is accountable to the Court for fulfilling the responsibilities in a competent manner in accordance with the standards outlined in the legislation. Our Team will help your Estate Trustee complete the Application process and with finalizing the administration of your Estate.