Executor Liability

Executor Indemnification for Costs Incurred

Executor Indemnification for Costs Incurred

Generally speaking executors who act within the scope of his or her duties are entitled to full indemnification for costs properly and reasonably incurred while acting within the scope of
Wills Drafting- The Myth of the “Simple Will” _ Disinherited

Wills Drafting: The Myth of the “Simple Will”

It must be stressed that any document that has consequences as permanent and far-reaching as a Will can never be “simple.” Even a straightforward Will can be fraught with drafting
Spousal or Child Support After Death

Spousal or Child Support After Death

Bouchard v Bouchard 2018 BCSC 1728 dismissed an application for lump sum child maintenance for monies held in the estate of the deceased to died intestate, but reviewed the law
Wills Drafting 101 | Disinherited Vancouver Estate Litigation

Wills Drafting 101

The cardinal rule of wills drafting is that there is no such thing as a “simple will.” There is a tendency amongst some wills practitioners to underestimate the difficulty of
Duties and Liabilities of an Executor / Trustee | Disinherited Estate Litigation

Duties and Liabilities of Executors / Trustees

The duties and potential liabilities for executor/trustees can be onerous and personally risky if not properly carried out. It is extremely important that the testator’s choice of his or her
25 Tips for Drafting a Will | Disinherited Estate Litigation Vancouver

25 Will Drafting Tips

1. Take your time. Be cautious. Seriously consider charging your actual time on a Wills file. If your client objects, then educate the client about the amount of time needed
Executor's Remuneration

Executor’s Remuneration

A beneficiary has the right to challenge a claim by the executor for remuneration by compelling the executor to pass his or her accounts before registrar of the Supreme Court
Safeguard Your Original Will

Safeguard Your Original Will

It is important to safeguard ones originally signed the will as a presumption of revocation may arise if the original is lost that may result in expensive litigation with an
What to Expect as an Executor of Estate in BC - Disinherited

What to Expect as an Executor of Estate in BC

Everything to Know About Being an Executor It is perhaps trite to state that the role of the drafting notary or solicitor is simply not to fill in the blanks
All About Executors and Administrators

All About Executors and Administrators

INTRODUCTION It is perhaps trite to state that the role of the drafting notary or solicitor is simply not to fill in the blanks and record the testator’s instructions, including