Wills & Estate Disputes

There are many different types of disputes which can arise for an Estate.

Some examples of these types of disputes are:

  • When it is alleged that the person who made the Will was not mentally competent to do so;
  • When it is alleged that there are technical defects with the Will;
  • When the named executor has not taken steps to deal with the Estate within a reasonable time; and
  • When there is unclear wording in the Will and the Executor cannot determine how to proceed.

Often these types of disputes must be dealt with in court. In some cases the matter is heard in chambers, with the judge reviewing the evidence in affidavit (written) form. In other cases, the issue requires a full trial with live witnesses testifying in person.

These cases are often legally complex and almost always emotionally difficult for the people involved. Andrew handles these types of wills and estates disputes with the goal of solving the problem efficiently and cost-effectively, and not losing sight of the family and other relationships which may continue after the dispute is concluded.

Important NoteThe foregoing is general legal information only, based on the law of British Columbia. Readers should consult a lawyer to obtain specific legal advice about their particular situation.

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