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- What Happens in B.C. when Spouses die Simultaneously?
Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for spouses (or other family members) to die in a “common disaster” or tragedy, in which they die at the same time or in circumstances that make it uncertain which of them survived the other. One spouse may also survive the other, but then die mere days later (perha … Read more »
- Beneficiaries may Demand Early Distribution of Trust Property
The beneficiaries of a trust may be able to compel the trustees to wind up the trust and distribute the assets before the distribution date actually contemplated by the trust. Many people want to maintain control over their assets and their legacy, even after death. They may have concerns about a ch … Read more »
- What I’m Reading: Interesting Estate Litigation Articles for December 2020
The following is a roundup of noteworthy articles published this month on estate litigation and related issues: The suspension of limitation periods in B.C. as a result of Covid-19 ends on March 25, 2021. Stan Rule discussed some of the implications for estate litigation: http://rulelaw.blogspot.com … Read more »
- The Final Hurdle: Passing of Accounts and Determining the Executor’s Fee
Once contentious estate claims have been determined, such as challenges to the validity of a will or wills variation claims, there is one final hurdle for the executor: the passing of accounts and determination of the executor’s fee. The B.C. Trustee Act provides that a personal representative is en … Read more »
- Case Comment: The Importance of Putting Agreements with Family Members in Writing
Contracts between family members are enforceable if the parties intended to create legal relations, just like any other contract. The problem is that communications in the family context are often no more than statements of intent or wishes, which do not rise to the level of a binding agreement. Arr … Read more »