Ian Mulgrew: As if Death Weren't Bad Enough — Fraudulent Wills

Ian Mulgrew: As if Death Weren’t Bad Enough — Fraudulent Wills

Originally published in The Vancouver Sun May 4, 2017 Written by Ian Mulgrew The B.C. inheritance-and-estate law brought in two years ago has increased the risk of forged and fraudulent wills, says a lawyer involved in the debate about its creation. Trevor Todd, who runs disinherited.com,… Read more

England Considers Allowing Texts and Voicemails to Be Wills

England Considers Allowing Texts and Voicemails to Be Wills

England is considering introducing radical reforms to it’s inheritance laws that would allow text messages and voice mails to be valid wills according to an article in today’s Telegraph. “British people will be able to use voicemail and text messages to make their wills, under… Read more

Signs Your Senior Loved One is a Victim of Elder Abuse

Signs Your Senior Loved One is a Victim of Elder Abuse

The following article on signs of elder abuse  is reprinted with the permission of Sally Perkins , an American former home care and hospice manager. Signs Your Senior Loved One is a Victim of Elder Abuse If only we lived in a world where people… Read more

Mental Incompetency and the Patient's Property Act

The Purpose of Obituaries

Obituaries are news article that report the recent death of a person that typically accounts for the person’s life, family members, glowing tributes , noteworthy achievements  and   information about an upcoming funeral service. It could be said that the main purpose of an  obituary is  to honour and… Read more

Potential Inheritance Amounts to Rise

Potential Inheritance Amounts to Rise

Potential inheritance amounts are rising in BC. Spouses and children of deceased people who are disinherited in BC have the ability to utilize the provisions of S 60 WESA to vary the will in their favour. This huge inter generational wealth transfer will have important… Read more

RIP Partner Pete

RIP Partner Pete

It is with deep sadness that Trevor Todd and Disinherited.com announce the passing of Partner Pete C.C on January 23, 2016 at the age of 13 after bravely fighting an incurable liver disease. He will be missed. Pete understood the personal problems faced by our… 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

Walt Disney Would Turn Over In His Grave

“As you wish upon a star, makes no difference who you are” Walt Disney is likely rolling in his grave to learn that his twin grandchildren are embarking on protracted litigation this week in a courtroom only 20 miles from Disneyland itself. Walt’s twin grandchildren,… Read more