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Vancouver Estate Lawyers Discuss Competing Claims to Insurance Proceeds

In some cases, the deceased’s estate has no significant assets and the real contest centres on entitlement to insurance proceeds. In a recent post, our Vancouver estate lawyers discussed the difference between a revocable and an irrevocable beneficiary designation in a life insurance policy. As alluded to in that post, an irrevocable beneficiary designation is […]

Competing Claims of a Second Spouse to Life Insurance Proceeds

The Supreme Court of Canada was recently asked to weigh the competing claims of a second spouse and a first spouse to the proceeds of a life insurance policy. In a contest between two innocent parties (i.e., a first spouse and a second spouse), both of whom claim an entitlement to the proceeds of a […]
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