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Judge Gavel | McLarty Wolf Litigation Lawyers

There are several reasons that a person may contest a will. They may have been left out of the will or feel that they did not get what they thought they should. Whatever the reason, contesting a will is not easy, but the process is straightforward – as long as you begin your action before

Grounds for Contesting a Will | McLarty Wolf Litigation Lawyers

Grounds for Contesting a Will

In Canada, the courts acknowledge the autonomy of a person making a will (known as a “testator”). They are, for the most part, able to dispose and divide their assets as they choose. However, sometimes a spouse or child may feel that they did not receive their fair share of the estate and choose to

Wills Variation in Vancouver, BC | McLarty Wolf Litigation Lawyers

A wills variation is an opportunity for a spouse or child of a deceased individual to seek out changes to an existing will. Applying for a wills variation can be complex since the parties involved must prove the reason for such an application. The good news is that under British Columbia’s Wills, Estates, and Succession

Inheritances Under WESA | McLarty Wolf Litigation Lawyers

Inheritances Under WESA

The Wills, Estates and Succession Act has significantly changed some portions of British Columbia law affecting wills, estates and inheritances. If you expect to inherit property in the future — or if you’ll leave property to heirs in a will — it’s important to understand the possible ramifications. Lawmakers adopted WESA to modernize rules related

Flowers on the Wall | McLarty Wolf Litigation Lawyers

Most people understand the benefits of a will and the problems that can arise in the absence of this critical document. However, many Vancouver residents still do not have a will directing the final disposition of their assets. What should you do if your parent dies without a will? Here’s what you need to know

Keys to Your New Home | McLarty Wolf Litigation Lawyers

Property disputes between brothers and sisters or other family members can cause hostility and long-term or permanent damage to relationships. Whether property is jointly inherited or purchased, ensuing conflict and controversy can lead to indelible problems. By working with a lawyer experienced in family property disputes, you gain the best opportunity to resolve the cause

Property Line Disputes in Vancouver | McLarty Wolf Litigation Lawyers

One of the biggest frustrations a homeowner can face is a dispute with a neighbour over property boundaries. Property line disputes with neighbours can lead to ongoing hostility and controversy that cause stress and even can make it difficult to continue living in an area. If you’re involved in a property line argument with a

Types of Elder Abuse | McLarty Wolf Litigation Lawyers

Types of Elder Abuse

Senior adults who suffer violence, sexual assault, neglect, financial fraud and other forms of mistreatment — often at the hands of family members or paid caregivers — are victims of elder abuse. No official crime called “elder abuse” exists. However, the many types of exploitation that elder abuse encompasses often are criminal acts that can

General vs Enduring Power of Attorney | McLarty Wolf Litigation Lawyers

Throughout life, many situations arise in which you may need to appoint someone to act for you in legal and financial matters. Purchasing property, executing contracts, and attending to your personal affairs if you become disabled all stand as reasons you might want to give a designated representative legal authority to act for you. If

Vancouver Landowner Disputes | McLarty Wolf Litigation Lawyers

Disputes regarding the ownership and use of land can have extremely serious financial consequences and can affect the way you are able to enjoy your property. For this reason, these disputes can quickly become acrimonious and often result in litigation. Although  land ownership disputes can involve disagreements about who owns a particular parcel of real

Taking Care | Holding Hands | McLarty Wolf Litigation Lawyers

As people go through life, they may develop illnesses or sustain injuries that affect their ability to manage important decisions regarding their healthcare, finances, or other affairs. Some of the issues that can result in mental incapacity include Alzheimer’s Disease, a severe traumatic brain injury (TBI), stroke, or dementia. In situations where the person has

Property Owner Disputes | McLarty Wolf Litigation Lawyers

Many people in Vancouver and throughout British Columbia choose to purchase real estate with another person, usually for property investment purposes.  Family members can also find themselves jointly owning land as a result of an inheritance or a gift made as a result of an estate plan.  One of the important aspects of joint or