Blog - Wills

What Happens When Beneficiaries Disagree?

Wills, Wills Variation | June 17, 2021

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...

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Can you Leave Someone out of a Will?

Wills, Wills Variation | April 29, 2021

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...

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What an Executor Can and Cannot Do

Wills, Wills Variation | April 20, 2021

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...

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Things to Consider Before Filing a Wills Variation Claim

Wills, Wills Variation | April 15, 2021

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...

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What Assets Should be Included in a Will?

Wills | February 18, 2021

Knowing what assets should be included in a will before sitting down with your lawyer to draft the document will allow you to ensure that your assets will be properly...

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How Long After a Death Should a Will be Filed?

Wills | December 17, 2020

Anyone who is in possession of an original signed will of a deceased person is required by law to file the will with the probate registry of BC after receiving...

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Use and Abuse of Powers of Attorney

Estates & Trusts, Wills | November 18, 2020 | Written by Emily Anderson

A Power of Attorney appoints a trusted individual (your “attorney”) to stand in your shoes for legal and financial purposes. Your attorney may enter contracts on your behalf (including contracts...

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Reasons to Hire a Probate Lawyer

Estates & Trusts, Wills | November 12, 2020

Since the legal issues surrounding death can be extremely complex, hiring a probate lawyer will ensure that you are able to settle an estate as quickly and as smoothly as...

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What Happens if an Executor Does Not Follow a Will?

Wills | September 10, 2020

What happens if an executor does not follow a will? Any executor who does not follow the wishes and requests expressed in a will can be held personally liable and...

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What is a Corporate Will?

Business Lawyer, Wills | August 5, 2020 | Written by Lorne Welwood

A corporate will (sometimes called a secondary will or restricted will) is a significant option for estate planning with respect to your business interest in a privately held company. In...

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