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Wills Variation: Asian Values are No Excuse for Disinheriting Daughters

Asian Values are No Excuse for Disinheriting Daughters

This article was originally published by the South China Morning Post. Written by Ian Young.

Canadian court rules, Asian values are no excuse for disinheriting daughters, as Vancouver sisters win multimillion-dollar case.

A British Columbia law, unique in Canada, forces parents’ wills to fairly provide for all non-dependent adult children, regardless of cultural bias towards sons The rules are highlighted by a recent victory for four sisters, who were each originally left with just 1.7 per cent of their parents’ US$6.8 million estate.

Asian values are no excuse for disinheriting daughters, Canadian court rules, as Vancouver sisters win multimillion-dollar case A British Columbia law, unique in Canada, forces parents’ wills to fairly provide for all non-dependent adult children, regardless of cultural bias towards sons The rules are highlighted by a recent victory for four sisters, who were each originally left with just 1.7 per cent of their parents’ US$6.8 million estate.

 

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