Reg. 194 under the Courts of Justice Act (Rules of Civil Procedure).
Bill or Act:
Courts of Justice Act
Summary of Decision:
This regulation was approved on June 26, 2017, and filed on June 27, 2017.
Regulation 194 (Rules of Civil Procedure) amendment to rule 74.02(7): https://www.ontario.ca/laws/regulation/900194
Updated Form 74.45.1 (Request for Further Notice in Passing of Accounts) is available online at: http://ontariocourtforms.on.ca/en/rules-of-civil-procedure-forms/
Analysis of Regulatory Impact:
There are no administrative costs associated with this minor amendment.
Summary of Proposal:
MAG has amended Regulation 194 (Rules of Civil Procedure) and associated forms.
The amendments will:
1. Facilitate the timely release of a will on deposit with the court by permitting court staff to release the will to a lawyer for an estate trustee (subrule 74.02(7.1, 7.2, 7.3));
2. Clarify the process to obtain the release of a will on deposit with the court where there are multiple estate trustees (subrule 74.02(7)(7.3); and
3. Clarify that legal counsel acting on behalf of a client can complete Form 74.45.1.
Ministry of the Attorney General
Corporate Policy Unit
720 Bay Street, 7th Floor
Toronto, ON M7A 2S9
July 1, 2017