Information About McLarty Wolf Blog
- Proprietary Estoppel: What remedies are available when someone takes back a promise to transfer property?
In a previous post, we discussed the legal doctrine of proprietary estoppel. The purpose of proprietary estoppel is to prevent unfairness where a promise is made to someone that they will be granted a benefit or right over real property and the person making the promise does not keep their word. How … Read more »
- Proprietary Estoppel: When is a Real Property Owner Required to Follow Through on a Promise to Transfer Land to Someone Else?
What is proprietary estoppel? Proprietary estoppel is a legal remedy that may be used in some circumstances to prevent a land owner who made a promise or statement to someone that part of all of the property would be transferred to them in the future, from later reneging on that promise. This remedy … Read more »
- WESA Section 58 – Curing Deficiencies in an Invalid Will
While it is always best for a person to record their intentions about who will inherit their property after their death with a will prepared by a lawyer or notary, many people will communicate their intentions in less formal ways. In some situations, informal documents like a handwritten will, or ev … Read more »
- Section 151 of the Wills, Estates and Succession Act: Bringing a Claim as a Beneficiary on Behalf of an Estate
When someone dies, it falls to their personal representative, i.e. the executor or administrator of their estate, to commence legal claims on behalf of the estate that the deceased could have advanced during their lifetime. If the deceased’s estate has a strong claim against another party that would … Read more »
- We say Committeeship/They say Conservatorship
In May of 2019, a high-profile singer appeared in a court in the United States with both of her parents to speak to a judge about the singer’s 11-year-long ‘conservatorship’. The singer’s father had been her conservator since 2008 follow ing the singer’s public meltdown and had legal control over ne … Read more »