Wills, Estates and Succession Act (WESA) To Come Into Force In Spring 2014.

The long awaited Wills, Estates and Succession Act (WESA) legislation is expected to come into effect within the next 5-6 months with an amalgamation of the Estate Administration Act, The Wills Act, The Wills Variation act rolled into one new overhauled statute. Initially the legislation… Read more

Estate Funds Not to Be Used To Defend Wills Variation Claim ( S. 60 WESA)

Defendants may not use estate funds to defend their personal interests in wills variation cases ( now section 60 WESA) As plaintiff’s counsel, Steernberg v. Steernberg Estate (2007), 33 E.T.R. (3d) 78, 74 B.C.L.R. (4th) 126, 40 R.F.L. (6th) 106, 2007 BCSC 953, 2007 CarswellBC… Read more