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What is Estate Litigation?

Estate litigation can be many things. It can be stressful and emotional. It can be time-consuming and costly. Many hope to avoid the litigation process altog…
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How to Avoid Probate: Navigating Estate Planning

Estate planning can be complex, but the estate planning process will be greatly simplified when you have clear goals. If your objective is avoiding probate, …
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What Happens After Probate is Granted in British Columbia?

The probate process is undoubtedly a legally taxing process for bereaved families. As such through our prior blogs, we’ve discussed strategies to avoid proba…
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Pour Over Clause

Pour over clauses are provisions in a will that specifies that any assets not specifically mentioned in the will are to be put ( “poured over”) into a trus…
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DIY Will British Columbia

DIY has become increasingly popular by the day. People now try to do things themselves, and creating a will is no exception.  In British Columbia, residents …
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Transfer of Property From Parent to Child Canada

Transferring property from parent to child is a common occurrence in Canada, and is often associated with estate planning. On the surface, it seems like a si…

RRSP Beneficiary Rules Canada

One of the primary tools for retirement savings in Canada is the Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP). It encourages saving for post-retirement and offe…

If a Child is Left Out of a Will Can They Contest It?

A parent may want to leave their child out of their Will. A parent may wish to leave a more significant share of their estate to one child over another. Or a…

Who Can Contest a Will in Canada?

You were disinherited or received less than you expected from a loved one’s estate. You are concerned about whether a family member’s Will is valid. You’re s…

Wills Variation Act BC Limitation Period

A Wills Variation Claim is a legal process that allows spouses and children of a deceased person to contest the distribution of the deceased’s estate as opp…
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