What is the Residue of an Estate?
What is the Residue of an Estate? When it comes to discussions, Wills and Estates, some of the terminology can be quite confusing for laypersons. One of the more significant terms that can arise in the course of Estate litigation is the question of what is the residue and who are the residual beneficiaries? The residue of an Estate is …Read more →
Revocation of Wills
In a previous blog post, we discussed the many circumstances wherein a testator (a will-maker) ought to consider making a new will. However, before someone makes a new will, it is important to consider how to properly revoke an old will. The Wills, Estates and Succession Act provides specific requirements as to how one can properly revoke an valid old …Read more →
WESA: Witnesses and Gifts
The Wills Estates and Succession Act (“WESA”) is the governing legislation with respect to the litigation determining the validity of gifts made in Wills for persons domiciled in British Columbia. One interesting issue that can arise is a beneficiary to a will (meaning someone who receives a gift in the will) is also one of the witnesses to the will. …Read more →