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BC Contested Will Dispute Mediation

Contested family disputes regarding wills and estates and family law disputes are very similar. BC Contested Will Dispute Mediation cases and family cases that are mediated often involve significant sums of money. Both are deeply personal. Both are disruptive to the lives of the families involved. Both can be extremely expensive to resolve in the court system and […]

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Vancouver Wills Variation Lawyers

WESA (Wills Estates and Succession Act), the new legislation now in effect in BC, has carried over the ability for the Courts of British Columbia to make Wills Variation orders for our clients in Vancouver, Surrey, Kelowna and Fort St John, or anywhere else in the province. Section 60 of WESA carries forward the old […]

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Vancouver BC Contested and Disputed Wills Lawyers

Our Vancouver disputed Wills and contested estate litigation lawyers deal with cases where Wills are varied as unfair or otherwise found inappropriate due to lack of capacity or undue influence amongst other things. Our new WESA legislation came into effect on March 31, 2014. Big changes have been made where a Will maker has no […]

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Vancouver BC Unfair Will Variation and WESA Lawyers

Separation, Remarriage and Undue influence all bring into play new rules under BC’s recently enacted “WESA” rules. Today we deal with separation and its impact on a BC Will under brand new wills and estates legislation called the BC Wills and Estates Succession Act (“WESA”). Lorne MacLean, QC and Nick Davies bring over a half century […]

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Fort St John Dawson Creek Unfair BC Will Variation Lawyer

Our Fort St John Estate litigation and Unfair Wills Variation Office is conveniently located in Fort St John at 9503-100 Ave. Call us at 250-262-5052. Nick Davies, senior estate  litigation lawyer and founding partner Lorne MacLean, QC head our BC wills variation, unfair wills disputes and Fort St John and Dawson Creek estate litigation dispute department. […]

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Vancouver Undue Influence WESA Lawyers

Our Vancouver estate litigation and Wills dispute lawyers advise that Section 52 of The Wills, Estates and Succession Act (“WESA”) creates a NEW presumption of undue influence in relation to disputed wills where certain types of relationships exist. This new section reverses the onus that exists in BC effective March of 2014 when WESA will […]

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Vancouver Wills And Estate Dispute Lawyers

Vancouver unfair wills challenges and Surrey estate litigation disputes are something our Vancouver MacLean Estate Litigation and wills variation lawyers deal with regularly. Whether you have a Vancouver WESA wills variation claim as a family member, or you were promised a benefit by a deceased testator that never materialized, you have legal rights. Contact us […]

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Common Law Couples Face Changing Reality

As published in “The Lawyers Weekly” magazine, April 6 2012 On the subject of common law couples rights wills and estates, and on opposite sides of the country, there are different views on unmarried partners. For common law couples in most provinces, the reality is they aren’t married in the eyes of the law when […]

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