Court Rewrites Will

Court Rewrites Man’s Will to Include Daughters

Court Rewrites Man’s Will to Include Daughters Son was named as sole beneficiary until judge intervened Where there’s a will, there’s a way to have it overturned. A B.C. Supreme Court Judge has ordered a man to a split his late father’s estate, despite the fact… Read more

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Court Overturns Man’s Will on Moral Grounds

The Bc Court over turned and varied a will where his four daughters had been left with nothing. William Werbenuk died more than two years ago with just enough money in the bank to pay for his funeral. The 86-year-old widower’s will gave all assets… Read more

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Disinherited Daughter Fought Back

Disinherited Daughter Fought Back Disinherited Daughter. Like Cinderella, the little girl named Margaret worked to earn her room and board. She washed and swept and did what she was told. By the time she was five years old, her mother already passed her from home… Read more

Mentorship Revisited

Mentorship Revisited

The beacon of hope shines on in the practice of law Three years after our article, “Mentorship: A Beacon of Hope in the Practice of Law” was published in the June 2011 issue of BarTalk, much has evolved in our mentor association and in our… Read more

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Baby Could Inherit Millions if Proved to be Daughter of Slain Vancouver Man

A Chinese woman trying to prove her baby daughter has sole claim to the fortune of a slain West Vancouver millionaire has won her bid for a paternity test. Baby could inherit millions. A new British Columbia law says the child stands to inherit everything if… Read more

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B.C. Backs Baby’s Bid for Bigbucks

Court orders DNA test for child who may inherit Bigbucks $50M A Chinese woman trying to prove her baby daughter has sole claim to the fortune of a murdered West Vancouver millionaire has won her bid for a paternity test. A new British Columbia law… Read more

Gold-Digger Syndrome

Signs of Gold-Digger Syndrome

Berger was advised to challenge her father’s will not on grounds of “undue influence” but under a section of the B.C. Wills Variation Act that says a “judicious parent” bears a responsibility to provide for biological sons and daughters even if they’re adults. Vancouver lawyer… Read more

Trevor Todd to Chair and Speak at WESA Conference June 6

The WESA conference: Everything a trial lawyer needs to know about the Wills, Estates and Succession Act. Opening Comments R. TREVOR TODD, Disinherited.com, Vancouver View From a Very Knowledgeable Bench THE HON. MADAME JUSTICE SANDRA BALLANCE, Supreme Court of BC, Vancouver THE HON. MADAME JUSTICE… Read more

Dysfunctional Families-The Estrangement Epidemic

  There is a noted estrangement epidemic amongst dysfunctional families “Family quarrels are bitter things. They’re not like aches or wounds; they’re more like splits in the skin that won’t heal because there is not enough material.” F. Scott Fitzgerald   Estrangement is the turning… Read more

“Right to Die” Case Going to Supreme Court of Canada

As reported by the ,Vancouver Province today, The Supreme Court of Canada has agreed to review the country’s assisted suicide laws more than two decades after it rejected doctor-assisted dying for people who are terminally ill. The high court announced Thursday it will hear an… Read more

The Estate Fight Over Who Owns Sherlock Holmes Is Just the Beginning Of Ownership Battles as Copyrights Expire

Sherlock Holmes? Estate fights to maintain control of famous character as copyright protections expire. Jason Keyser, Associated Press | January 3, 2014 | Last Updated: Jan 3 6:29 PM ET More from Associated Press FotoliaWriter Leslie Klinger is challenging the Conan Doyle Estate, LTD over… Read more

Celebrities Estates Earn MIllions

Forbes Magazine’s Top earning Dead Celebrities  2012 have now been reported, once again showing that many people are worth considerably more dead than they could have ever imagined. It is not just artists and celebrities who have this earning ability,as  almost anyone who has the… Read more

The “Downside” of Presumption of Death Orders – The Fake

Police arrest ‘dead’ banker accused of losing millions of investor dollars. A south Georgia bank director accused of losing millions of investor dollars before vanishing was homeless and worked odd jobs before his arrest earlier this week, a U.S. marshal told a federal judge Thursday…. Read more

How To Handle Family Fights Re Aging Parents

The Smart Way To Handle Family Fights About Aging Parents Family conflicts can be so emotional and painful. As parents age, many problems can crop up among adult siblings and sometimes with the elder himself. Many of these problems arise from financial issues and caregiver… Read more

Vancouver Sun Quotes Disinherited.com Widely On WESA Laws

New WESA laws take effect on April 1,2014. The Wills, Estates and Succession Act passed by the B.C. legislature on Sept. 24, 2009, finally comes into force in the new year and it’s a sweeping change. After March 31, the new law brings together and… Read more