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In May of 2019, a high-profile singer appeared in a court in the United States with both of her parents to speak to a judge about the singer’s 11-year-long ‘conservatorship’. The singer’s father had been her conservator since 2008 follow ing the singer’s public meltdown and had legal control over nearly all the singer’s business

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According to the World Health Organization, Dementia is a syndrome of a chronic or progressive nature in which there is a deterioration in cognitive function (i.e. the ability to process thought) beyond what might be expected from normal aging. It affects memory, thinking, orientation, comprehension, calculation, learning capacity, language, and judgment, but consciousness is not

Partition of Property

Two sisters who decide to move out of their parents’ home and build independent lives of their own. They agree that to have their own home they will need to pool their finances together so that they can afford a modest two-bedroom apartment conveniently located close to where they work. As time goes by, one

It is not uncommon for executors to tire of their responsibilities including responding to the demands of beneficiaries and decide to resign from their duties as executors.  On the other hand, beneficiaries may tire of the executor’s delays in administering and distributing an estate or more seriously, take the view that the executor is acting

Breach of Contract and How Do I Take Action? | McLarty Wolf

Whether we realize it or not, contracts are fixtures of our daily lives. Fundamentally, a contract involves (1) an offer; (2) an acceptance; and (3) consideration. The morning dose of caffeine which costs you $3.50 is the consideration you pay in return for the café’s offer of a cup of coffee. We enter into a

The Gifting of Property | Property Law | McLarty Wolf Litigation Lawyers

The Gifting of Property 

Everyone is familiar with the concepts of gifts and gifting.  Most people receive gifts and make gifts to others many times during the course of their lives.  In addition, many persons make arrangements to gift their remaining assets when they die by leaving property to family members, friends or charities in a will. A gift

Who is a Spouse Under WESA? | McLarty Wolf Litigation Lawyers

Who is a Spouse Under WESA?

When someone dies without a will, that person is said to have died “intestate” and their estate must be distributed according to the BC Wills, Estates and Succession Act (WESA). According to Section 20 of WESA, the estate of a spouse who has died without a will and with no surviving descendants must be distributed entirely

Are Will Variation Claims Worthwhile? | McLarty Wolf Litigation Lawyers

While the Wills, Estates and Succession Act (WESA) of British Columbia has provided a framework for seeking a variation of the distribution of an estate that is set down in a will written by a person who has since died, (as well as challenging the validity of a will on the grounds of undue influence

What to Know About Insurance Valuation Disputes | McLarty Wolf Litigation Lawyers

When you have a home, you imagine living in it forever. You renovate it so the home suits your present and future lifestyle. In time, you purchase things to increase the enjoyment of your home as well as acquire new things of value that you will later give to your beneficiaries. However, it can take

Seller Misrepresented the Condition of the Property | McLarty Wolf

There are many things that can hamper a home deal. The house may not have the marble countertop you have been looking for or the backyard doesn’t have a fence to offer more privacy. Yet these are minor issues that a motivated homeowner may deal with to get the house as they can always add

The Truth About Will Contests | McLarty Wolf Litigation Lawyers

The Truth About Will Contests

The death of a loved family member is emotionally difficult, perhaps an even traumatic event.  That grief can be compounded if you learn that your parent or spouse treated you unfairly in their will or if you have concerns regarding the circumstances of the making of the will.  Although it is difficult to be objective

Seeking Compensation Under Sections 13 & 14 of the Property Law Act | McLarty Wolf Litigation Lawyers

We all go into business and land partnerships with the best intentions. Many of these arrangements are profitable and offer new ways to finance the purchase of real estate and build businesses. Unfortunately, these plans can backfire and interests you sought to advance can become severely threatened. Co-ownership of real estate is one example where

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