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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…

Joint Family Ventures

In a recent Alberta case involving a wife’s claim to farm property, the court allowed a wife’s unjust enrichment claim, finding that the common-law spouses h…
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If You Are Named in a Will How Are You Notified?

Family members and potential heirs are often curious to know whether they’ll receive an inheritance after a person dies. Beneficiaries may feel left in the d…

What is Litigation Privilege in British Columbia?

What do you have to disclose in the context of court proceedings? Proper disclosure is important to the adversarial trial process. It can narrow the issues, …

Estate Planning: Will Preparation is Important and it’s Easier than You Think

Many Canadians put off estate planning or avoid it altogether. A recent poll of Canadian adults found that 50% don’t have a Last Will and Testament in place….
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Trusts and Estate Planning

You’ve worked hard and built assets over your lifetime. Now you are starting to think about your financial legacy. What is the best way to protect assets, pr…

Inheritance And Divorce: How To Protect Your Child’s Inheritance from Divorce

Parents want to provide for their children. Parents also worry about how inherited assets or inheritance money will be used once in their child’s hands. The …
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How Long Does It Take to Receive Inheritance from a Will?

How long does it take to get inheritance money from a trust in Canada? What is the process of receiving an inheritance? Can an executor withhold money from a…

What Assets Are Not Subject To Probate In BC?

The issue of probate can be confusing. When you are preparing your Will or thinking about your getting your estate plan in place, you will almost certainly h…
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