What Makes A Will Valid In Vancouver
Estate litigation lawyers know that one of the major reasons so many families end up tangled in Estate disputes is because there is a lack of clarity as to what the requirements are for a valid will. The Wills Estates and Succession Act (“WESA”) specifically sets out the requirements to make a valid will under British Columbia law. Section 37 …Read more →
When to Revise a Will?
Wills & Estate litigation lawyers are quick to emphasize the importance of having a will. However, one thing that is often not considered is when is it appropriate to revise a will. We recommend that our clients review their wills every 3-5 years to ensure that estate planning goals remain the same. Other important times to revise a will include: …Read more →
Using Notional Separation in WESA – Part 2
Notional separation can be useful tool in determining the legal duty owed to a spouse who is not adequately provided for in their deceased spouses will. In part 1 of this blog series, we reviewed the principles behind using the tool of notional separation as a way to measure a spouse’s entitlement in an estate litigation case. What is Notional …Read more →