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Compelling an executor to make a distribution: can you make a trustee pay?

23/09/2013 You are a beneficiary of someone's will. You expect to receive a sizeable sum of money. How long do you have to wait before you can expect that…

The difficult problem of disinheriting a child

07/08/2012 Many parents, late in life, come to realize that one or more of their children are not people they like or respect. 

What if you can't find your dad's will?

13/06/2013 Despite the advice of professionals to the contrary, families often fail to discuss estate matters with each other. Parents may not even say they…

Mutual wills: are they enforceable? A recent example: Re Wright Estate, 2012 BCSC 119

24/02/2012 Mutual wills are a common estate planning tool. 

Was it a loan or a gift? Does it have to be paid back?

23/11/2011 In the undocumented world of family relations and finances, money is often provided by one person to another without the exact nature of the transaction being discussed, understood or documented. 

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