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The Globe and Mail quotes Helen Low in an article on surge of Canadians engaging in estate planning in response to the coronavirus outbreak

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“Ontario court to consider whether a will can be witnessed online as many Canadians draft new documents” by Christine Dobby, The Globe and Mail

The Globe and Mail quotes Vancouver lawyer Helen Low in an article on surge of Canadian engaging in estate planning in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

Helen Low, an estates law partner at Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP’s Vancouver office, said she recently advised a client with COVID-19 on how to execute an updated will. “We make it clear [in the writing of the will] that this is the settled testamentary intention of the person and they are signing it without witnesses because of the requirements to self-isolate,” she said, adding that she expects a court would declare such a will to be valid using the rectification power.