The passing of a loved one is always a difficult time. Grief and the settling of a deceased’s estate are often a challenging combination. In some circumstances, those challenges are expounded by allegations that the last will and testament left by the deceased does not reflect their true intentions.
In British Columbia the passage of the Wills, Estates and Succession Act changed the legal process of challenging the validity of a will.
Estate Litigation refers to the legal process of administering and distributing a person’s property and estate when they pass away. We provide counsel to clients in the area of probate and estate administration and assists personal representatives to carry out the estate administration duties bestowed upon them by a loved one.
Our services include:
- Reviewing and interpreting the will
- Dealing with bank accounts, insurance policies and investments
- Obtaining probate to effect the transfer of estate assets to beneficiaries
- Obtaining court approval for the administration of estates
- Assisting individual and corporate executors with questions regarding how to administer an estate
- Transmission of property on a joint tenancy
- Preparing an estate accounting
- Counseling both individual executors and corporate trustees in the administration of estates and trusts
- Administering a trust, investing trust funds, distributing trust funds or transferring assets into a trust
We have experience acting for parties on both sides of an estate dispute.
If you or someone you know has any questions related to the will and testament of a deceased, protecting the assets of a deceased’s estate, or the vulnerability of an elderly person and their property, contact us today.
Disclaimer: Please note that this website provides general legal information only and nothing within it should be considered to be legal advice. You should consult a lawyer to obtain legal advice about your particular legal matter. No solicitor/client relationship is created by using this site.