Correcting a Will in Court

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In recent months lawyers throughout BC have been learning new wills and estates laws, which came into force on March 31, 2014. The Trial Lawyers Association of BC recently held a program to address these significant changes and the uncertainty arising from them. Sections 58 and 59 of the new BC Wills, Estates and Succession…


Haunted by Lawsuits

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I think it would surprise some people to realize how often lawsuits are started or continued by or against someone who has passed away. When we die, our property, assets, legal obligations and contracts continue on and are assumed by our estate. Our estate is managed by the person appointed as our personal representative or […]


Buried, burned or frozen — what’s your preference?

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Many of us do not dwell very long on the topic of how we wish our remains to be dealt with after we pass away. When I finally turned my mind to this question, I was fascinated with the many different beliefs, positions and options available. One surprising fact that I came across is that here […]