When a family member dies, it is an emotional and trying time, made more difficult when a person has been treated unfairly in a Will. The consequences of an unfair Will can continue to cause bitter feelings and may leave people who were rightfully entitled to benefit from the estate struggling financially and emotionally in the years that follow. In BC, Wills and Estates are governed by the Wills, Estates and Succession Act – the act specifies the time limits that people have to dispute an unfair Will and governs the process by which people can ask the court to invalidate a Will or change a Will.
It is important for people who feel that they are the victims of an unfair Will to get timely legal advice as they may be able to make a claim on the estate for their fair share of the proceeds from the estate. Not all Wills meet the standards set by the Act and often Wills may be changed by the court to address situations where the Will was either invalid or unjustly penalized one or more of the rightful beneficiaries to the estate.
Disputing an unfair Will in BC often requires the assistance of lawyers knowledgeable in BC Estate Law who are able to provide advice you can trust and get you the share of the estate that you are rightfully entitled to.
At LaW, our compassionate and responsive team will listen to your concerns and provide you with a free consultation so that you understand your rights under BC Estate Law to dispute an unfair Will. If you choose to work with LaW, we will guide you through the process of disputing an unfair Will, right through settlement or trial. Contact us at 250-888-0002 or firstname.lastname@example.org – we are committed to getting the results our clients are entitled to under BC Estate Law.