When does a Will Need to be Probated?
Probating is a process that verifies a will as valid under BC law. Knowing when a will needs to be probated is crucial for ensuring that the testator’s estate is...Read More
What Are Advance Healthcare Directives?
Advance healthcare directives are legal documents that outline your wishes for medical or personal care if you become ill, injured, or cannot effectively express your wishes. While these documents are...Read More
Grounds for Contesting a Will
The loss of a family member can be a stressful and a difficult time for anyone, especially if multiple parties have grievance with the will of the deceased. Understanding the...Read More
Wills Variation in B.C.
Wills Variation in BC Written by Natasha Nair, Linley Welwood LLP. March 9, 2022. In British Columbia, if a will-maker has not adequately provided for their spouse and/or children, the Wills,...Read More
What are the Chances of Contesting a Will and Winning?
As most wills are presumed to be valid by a court, it is often difficult to successfully challenge a will. When an individual or group files a wills variation claim,...Read More
What Happens When Beneficiaries Disagree?
The passing of a loved one and the distribution of their estate can be a stressful, draining, and emotionally difficult time for all parties. Even if a testator gives significant...Read More
Can you Leave Someone out of a Will?
Testators often give a lot of consideration to who they wish to include or exclude in their will. The intentional exclusion of a family member from a will is known...Read More
What an Executor Can and Cannot Do
When it comes to wills and estates, executors play a crucial role in distributing assets and fulfilling the wishes of the deceased. When a person dies, their property and possessions...Read More
Things to Consider Before Filing a Wills Variation Claim
Filing a wills variation claim can be stressful and difficult, especially if you are unsure of what information you need. There are several important things to consider before filing a...Read More
How to Apply for Wills Variation
The wills variation process can be extremely stressful, especially if you don’t know where to start. If you are unsure about how to apply for wills variation, consulting with a...Read More