Estate litigation is common and it arises in a number of ways. Most often, it happens when a spouse or child is cut out of a Will, when there is a dispute over what assets form part of the deceased’s estate, or when it is alleged that the deceased lacked the requisite mental capacity when the Will was made or that he/she made the Will while under duress or as a result of the undue influence of another person. Sometimes, how the Will itself is to be interpreted can give rise to estate litigation.
Regardless of the type of dispute giving rise to estate litigation, or whether you are an executor, beneficiary, or disentitled family member, Taylor, Tait, Ruley & Company can help. Our experienced lawyers can advise you on how the common-law and statutes such as the new Wills, Estates and Succession Act of B.C. apply to your situation and how to best achieve success.