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...
Rebutting the Presumption of Resulting Trust

Rebutting the Presumption of Resulting Trust

Can a parent make a gift of property to some adult children but not others? Is mere suspicion that the transfer is “out of character” sufficient to challenge such a gift? In Hegel Estate v. Logan, 2014 BCSC 1026 the Supreme Court of British Columbia addressed...