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Estate law video blogs in English, Punjabi & Hindi: Helping those Unfairly Disinherited
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Estate law video blogs in English, Punjabi & Hindi: Helping those Unfairly Disinherited

Can those unfairly disinherited challenge a will in BC? Many people in British Columbia discover that they have been unfairly excluded from an estate by their spouse or their parent. Often, the reasons given for the exclusion are unfair or even discriminatory.  Sometimes the exclusion may be motivated by cultural tradition. Unfair reasons for disinheritance…

Fixing a Broken Will – What can the court do?
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Fixing a Broken Will – What can the court do?

Hello and welcome to this week’s video blog on the law.  In past video blogs, we’ve talked about reasons why people challenge wills. Undue influence and unfairness are two common reasons.  A third reason is that the Will does not meet the formal drafting requirements for a valid will – that is the Will itself…

Undue influence: When will-makers are persuaded to disinherit
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Undue influence: When will-makers are persuaded to disinherit

Undue influence: grounds for an estate dispute One of the reasons people challenge or dispute a will in British Columbia, is that the will was either prepared or signed as a result of unreasonable interference, or undue influence, by another person.   For example, the son of a testator might have pressured his parent to give…

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Video Blog: Who can challenge an unfair will in BC?

BC Laws are the Most Sympathetic to the Wrongly Disinherited  Many people do not know that BC’s laws are the most sympathetic laws in all of Canada to people who have been unfairly treated in a family members Will.  Many provinces allow a testator to exercise almost complete discretion over how their estate is divided,…

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Unfair Wills in British Columbia, What are the remedies?

In British Columbia, the Wills, Estates and Succession Act (“WESA”) regulates estate distribution and planning. Among other things, WESA allows a court to examine a Will and to change the provisions of the Will to benefit certain family members that were excluded or treated unfairly in the Will.  Making an application to vary or change a…

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Reasons to dispute a Will in British Columbia: four grounds to make a claim

Every year in British Columbia slightly more than 30,000 people die, many of whom have some assets and debts (“an estate”) and a variety of personal and business affairs that they leave behind.  How the assets and debts are administered and how the proceeds of the estate are divided will depend on whether or not there was a Will in place and…

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