Common Grounds for Challenging a Will in British Columbia

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When a parent passes away, siblings do not always pull together to support one another through the grieving process. Oftentimes, they make the grieving process harder on one another by fighting over their inheritances. There are a lot of reasons that these fights break out, and it isn’t always selfishness. Some people may feel they … Read more Common Grounds for Challenging a Will in British Columbia

What is the Role of an Executor in a Wills Variation Act Claim?

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In other words, what role does an estate’s executor play during estate litigation? The Wills Variation Act allows courts to change a will so that dependents of the deceased are adequately and properly provided for financially.  The Act helps to ensure that all of the deceased’s legal and moral obligations to dependents are met in … Read more What is the Role of an Executor in a Wills Variation Act Claim?

How Do BC Courts Decide How to Change a Will?

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The Wills Variation Act allows courts to change a will so that dependents of the deceased are adequately and properly provided for financially.  The Act helps to ensure that all of the deceased’s legal and moral obligations to dependents are met in the dispensation of their estate.  Judges use their discretion to carefully balance this … Read more How Do BC Courts Decide How to Change a Will?

What is the Procedure for Contesting or Challenging a Will in BC?

Procedures for challenging a will in BC

Procedure for applications under the Wills Variation Act The Wills Variation Act allows courts to change a will so that dependants of the deceased are adequately and properly provided for financially.  The Act helps to ensure that all of the deceased’s legal and moral obligations to dependants are met in the dispensation of their estate.  … Read more What is the Procedure for Contesting or Challenging a Will in BC?

Contesting or Challenging a Will After a Grant of Probate in BC

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How can you challenge a will after its executor has a Grant of Probate? In most cases, before an estate’s executor or administrator can go ahead with distributing an estate to its beneficiaries, they have to get a grant of probate (Letters Probate for an executor or Letters of Administration for an estate’s administrator).  This … Read more Contesting or Challenging a Will After a Grant of Probate in BC

Disinheriting Family Member(s) in a Will in British Columbia

Disinheritance

Wills and Disinheritance The Wills Variation Act allows courts to change a will so that dependents of the deceased are adequately and properly provided for financially.  The Act helps to ensure that all of the deceased’s legal and moral obligations to dependents are met in the dispensation of their estate.  Judges use their discretion to … Read more Disinheriting Family Member(s) in a Will in British Columbia

Overview of the Wills Variation Act in British Columbia

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It’s a common scene in popular soap operas and drama movies – the patriarch or matriarch of a family dies and, when their will is read, they’ve left nothing to some of their children or cut out their spouse of 30 years and given everything to a mistress.  Shock, outrage, and enduring family feuds ensue.  … Read more Overview of the Wills Variation Act in British Columbia


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