It could include forged signatures, pages substituted with scanned and digitally altered copies, or it could have pages removed. Fraud can also happen if the testator updated his or her Will based on false reported information.

Recently, the case of a Toronto police officer who defrauded an incapable man’s estate under the care of the OPGT made headlines. It brings to question the ways we can protect clients from this type of fraud.

A Will that is drafted, duly executed and stored by an estate lawyer to ensure the original Will cannot be challenged on the basis of forgery or alteration may be one way to mitigate the problem.
For further advice on this matter, it is best to reach out to your lawyer for advice tailored to your circumstances.

I’ve pasted the article from CTV News here if you’d like to give it a read.