Family, Estates & Trusts 


Category: Wills


How Do Wills Work in Canada?

Most Canadians know they should have a will, but many don’t. Some people want to avoid the topic altogether, while others hesitate because they feel confused about how wills work and what they do. A Last Will and Testament is one of the most important documents you’ll ever make. With the right knowledge and legal […]
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How to Make a Will in British Columbia

A will is one of the most important documents you’ll ever make. It doesn’t matter if you have a simple estate or a complex estate with many assets—a will is essential if you want a say in what happens when you die. To make a will in British Columbia, you should clearly document your wishes […]

Can an Ex-Wife Contest a Will in BC?

Separation and divorce can unsettle so many areas of life, including a person’s estate plan. While an ex-wife or ex-husband may be able to contest a will in BC, questions and issues arise such as whether an ex-spouse can inherit under an old will that pre-dates the separation, if an ex-spouse can challenge the existing […]
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Can Someone Contest a Will If They Are Not in It?

Coping with the death of a family member gets even more difficult if you find out that you were disinherited or did not receive the inheritance you expected. When the initial anger, shock, and disappointment of being left out of a will begins to subside, you may start to wonder if there is anything you […]

How Long Do You Have To Contest a Will in BC?

There are many reasons to contest a will in BC. You may want to contest a will if you have been disinherited, received much less than your siblings, or if you suspect the will does not represent the true wishes of the deceased person. You can also contest a will in BC if you think […]

Who Can Contest a Will in British Columbia?

A clear estate plan can ensure the smooth transfer of assets, minimize estate taxes, and provide significant peace of mind. Proper estate planning can also help avoid disputes among surviving family members. Will challenges happen when plans go awry (or aren’t made in the first place). Contesting a will can be a difficult and emotional […]
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What Is a Child Entitled to When a Parent Dies Without a Will?

The death of a parent can be emotionally devastating. It can also be a time of deep confusion if the parent died without a will. When a Last Will and Testament is in place, it provides the deceased parent’s wishes for dividing their property and possessions after death. A will helps prevent disputes among beneficiaries […]
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Can Siblings Sue Over Inheritance in British Columbia?

After your parent passes, the last thing you want to face is inheritance disputes among family members. But such disputes are quite common. A brother or sister feels they didn’t get their rightful inheritance from their parent’s estate. Siblings feel cheated because most or all of their parent’s estate was left to someone else, such […]

Can a Will Be Changed Without the Executor Knowing?

Disclaimer: The contents of this blog are provided for information purposes only and do not constitute legal advice. While you don’t necessarily have to inform your executor of any potential changes to your will, it is not recommended. Wills are fundamental tools in estate planning that allow you to maintain control over your legacy. A […]

How to Contest a Will in British Columbia

Have you been unpleasantly surprised by what a loved one’s Will says? Do you suspect that a family member’s Will does not reflect their true wishes? You can contest a Will in BC to seek justice and ensure your loved one’s true wishes are respected. Read on for important information and answers to common questions […]
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