If the past 18 months has taught us anything, it’s that things can change quickly and we may have little control. The pandemic has shown the unpredictability of death and
In the midst of the real estate mania in BC there is a corresponding increase in wills variation claims. With property values skyrocketing, many family estates have become significant enough
Qualification as a “spouse” can result in significant legal rights and obligations. This is particularly important if a relationship has ended either by choice (separation) or by circumstance (death). This
In a recent BC Supreme Court case, a couple with six children left the bulk of a $9 million estate to their two sons and left a small balance to be split among the four daughters. The court changed the terms of this will to provide a fairer and more equitable distribution for the daughters. Read More
The loss of a loved one causes grief, sadness and uncertainty. The months following a death are stressful and dealing with the loved one’s estate can further add to this.