When a person dies leaving property of any nature, the division of the wealth is affected by the law in sometimes unexpected ways — ways perhaps not intended by the deceased. Parents and grandparents should be concerned about their wealth going to unintended beneficiaries.
In BC, the law of wills and inheritances is governed by the Wills, Estates and Succession Act (WESA) which went into effect on March 31, 2014. WESA modernizes BC's wills and estates legislation by changing how wills are interpreted, and, in very limited circumstances, allowing for unconventional wills (such as an electronic will).
At Westside Family Law, we have the experience and expertise necessary to handle all legal issues related to wills and estates. Our principal and founder, Mark G. Perry, was formerly in-house counsel at British Columbia’s Public Guardian and Trustee. We can assist you with all types of estate issues, including:
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