Removing Executors/Trustees

Removing an Executor Can Be Difficult

Burke v . Burke 2019 BCSC involved an application brought under sections 130 and 132 of WESA, along with section 31 of the Trustee Act and the inherent jurisdiction of

Removal of a Trustee Pointers

In exercising its discretion as to whether or not to remove a trustee, the courts will follow a general rule that their main guide must be the welfare of the
Passing Over/Removal of an Executor Trustee

Passing Over/Removal of an Executor Trustee

One of the most common enquiries in estate litigation relates to the beneficiaries’ dissatisfaction with the named executor/trustee and their intention to either pass over or remove him or her.
Wife Substituted as Executor- Courts Declaratory Powers

Wife Substituted as Executor: Courts Declaratory Powers

Re Rattray estate 2019 BC SC 1611 used the courts inherent jurisdiction to provide declaratory relief in the for of directions in substituting a former common-law spouse as an alternate

Removing an Executor

Burke v . Burke 2019 BCSC involved an application brought under sections 130  and  132 of WESA, along with section 31 of the Trustee act and the inherent jurisdiction of
Court Orders Trustee Removed | Disinherited Vancouver

Court Orders Trustee Removed

Sheppe v Harlingten 2018 BCSC 1460 involved a court ordered removal of a trustee pursuant to the beneficiaries of the Harlingten trust which was established when they were children. Two
Executor/Trustee Removal: The Law Summarized

Executor/Trustee Removal: The Law Summarized

1. Feeney’s The Canadian Law of Wills, 4th ed. (Markham: LexisNexis, 2000) at 8.17 states: An executor has a duty to settle the affairs of the estate and to distribute
Removal of an Executor Summarized

Removal of an Executor Summarized

I am frequently asked about the removal of an Executor that beneficiaries complain about and the following briefly summarizes when and if the court will act to remove and replace
9 Legal Principles of Trustee Removal

Trustee Removal

Two Ontario cases summarize the law relating to the removal of a trustee appointed by a will and would likely be followed as the law in British Columbia. In Chambers
Executor Trustee Removed For Delay

Executor Trustee Removed For Delay

Re Collett Estate 2017 BCSC 473 is the most recent of a judicial trend to remove an executor trustee for delay in the distribution and finalization of an estate. In Collett the