It is a not uncommon fact pattern in estate planning and in our office litigation for a will-maker to have had one previous family, including children, before eventually having a
I am fond of saying that it is extremely easy to become a parent, but very difficult to be a good one. Many children are simply not wanted, and many
Passive-aggressive people are frequently seen in estate litigation and family law matters. People such as parents or partners who display passive-aggressive behavior have a hard time expressing their feelings verbally.
In my practice of acting for disinherited people, I frequently encounter adult children who have been raised by abusive, even toxic parents. It comes with the territory. I have frequently
In an action for fraud and misrepresentation Wang v Wang 2020 BCCA 15 the BC Appeal court found the trial judge was incorrect in disallowing a claim by reason that
Wilson v HMTQ 2019 BCSC 1049 involved a discussion of what special damages are and how they must be particularized. The case involved a successful application by the defendants to
I have frequently interviewed clients who told me innumerable variations of the theme that caused them to cut ties with their parents, only to be met with a memorandum in
A well-established principle of the law of equity is the doctrine of clean hands which states “he who comes into equity must come with clean hands.” The clean hands doctrine