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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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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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There’s a Will, but it could be an invalid Will

Being left out of the Will of a close family member can be a shocking experience and may leave a person who was expecting an inheritance feeling betrayed.  Family relationships between beneficiaries of the Will and those left disinherited can be incredibly strained.  Sometimes the revelations of a Will come as a complete surprise and sometimes there…

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