Vancouver Estate Litigation: Handwritten Wills

Vancouver Estate Litigation: Handwritten Wills

Can a handwritten will be valid? In Hadley Estate (Re), 2016 BCSC 765 the court was asked to decide whether a handwritten journal entry described as a “last will” could replace an earlier will that was prepared with the help of a lawyer. The will prepared by a lawyer...
Using WESA to cure deficiencies in a will

Using WESA to cure deficiencies in a will

In Hedley Estate (Re), 2016 BCSC 765, the British Columbia Supreme Court was asked to use the discretion conferred by the Wills, Estates and Succession Act, S.B.C. 2009, c. 13 (“WESA”) to cure deficiencies in a will – in other words, to relieve against the...