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The ‘Last Will’: Filmmaker Daniel Pierce on Eleanor Hadley’s Written Wills

BC Almanac, CBC Radio Candace Cho joins BC Almanac to discuss the estate case of Vancouver environmental activist Eleanor Hadley. The deceased left behind two conflicting wills, leading to a legal dispute over her divided estate. The case has now been settled by B.C. Court of Appeal under section 58 of the Wills, Estates and […]

Use Presumptions to Your Advantage or Lose

By Candace Cho, Onyx Law Group, with the assistance of Joty Sandhu, Articled Student When commencing an estate litigation action, Plaintiffs’ counsel must be careful to leverage every possible legal advantage in their clients’ favour because it is always an uphill battle. Representing the disinherited is fraught with challenges because the Defendants are usually the […]

A Power of Attorney Must Act in Good Faith

The case, Robillard v. Robillard Estate, 2015 BCSC 1417, highlights the responsibilities of a power of attorney, and the potential for a dishonest person to abuse that role. Marc Robillard took it upon himself to care for his elderly mother, who suffered from Alzheimer’s, for several years before and after she entered a care home. He also […]
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