Providing Client Representation For A Range Of Estate Dispute Matters
British Columbia has legislation that allows family members to bring claims to vary or challenge a will. The legislation allows children, spouses and other family members to challenge or vary a will in certain circumstances, such as if a child or spouse was left out of a will, or if a will was improperly executed.
At Porter Ramsay LLP, our capable lawyers have the knowledge and litigation skills to handle complex will and estate challenges. We offer a high-quality approach to assist clients in resolving conflicts over sensitive estate matters.
Trustworthy Guidance For Will Variation Claims
If a spouse, including a common-law spouse, or children believe that a deceased’s will has made inadequate provisions for them, they can apply to court to have the will varied. They have only six months from the date of probate to commence such a claim.
Known as trusted advisors, our dedicated estate litigation lawyers guide clients through will variation proceedings with skill and empathy. We will ensure that your claim is filed in a timely manner and that you adhere to other strict deadlines. Once we have filed the necessary court documents, we make sure there are no procedural obstacles to delay or limit your claim. Our lawyers strive to vigorously represent your interests at every stage of the proceedings.
Skillful Case Preparation For Will Challenges
The validity of a will can be challenged by family members if there are allegations of:
- Undue influence
- Mental incapacity
- Mistakes and ambiguity
- Improper execution of the will
We aim to lessen the emotional and legal burden of estate disputes by safeguarding our clients’ interests at all times. Our lawyers accomplish this through meticulous case preparation. We diligently and carefully analyze the factual circumstances of your case. We conduct thorough legal research and use favourable facts and law to build a solid case. This careful approach to case preparation assists us in achieving client objectives with consistency and accuracy.