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March 01, 2017 11:30 ET

Vancouver Litigation Lawyers Discuss Will Correction

Vancouver litigation lawyers provide insight about the new tools available to remedy common mistakes found in wills

VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - March 01, 2017) - Once upon a time a little correction to a will could result in a lot of hassle. As a Vancouver-based litigation team, the lawyers at Kushner Law are skilled at all aspects of Wills Variation, Estate Planning & Litigation. Their latest blog tackles the once tricky subject of wiping away will mistakes. For more, go to: http://kushnerlaw.ca/wesa-will-mistakes-crossing-out-name/

Prior to the Wills, Estates and Succession Act (WESA), it was much more likely that a defect in a will could ultimately be used to defeat the will-maker's intention. However, there are a number of changes that can be made without altering the will. For example, say a named beneficiary dies, and their name is crossed out and replaced without making a codicil. The change is made in ink and initialed.

Section 58 of WESA allows people to apply to the Court to ask for an order that will fix a defect in the will.

S. 58 also allows the Court to consider in a broader sense what the testamentary intentions of the deceased person were. In the example noted above, the testamentary intentions were quite clear and this is an example of where s. 58 could be very useful.

If you are drafting a will and have some questions on will variation or estate litigation in Vancouver BC, contact the Kushner Law Group at 604-629-0432 or contact us online to schedule a consultation.

About the Company

The Kushner Law Group was founded on the principle that a small law firm should be able to offer the same level of legal advice as a big firm at an affordable cost. A unique combination of legal experience and creativity allows the professionals at Kushner to come up with creative and practical solutions for a variety of legal problems.

For additional information, please visit http://kushnerlaw.ca/ or call 604-629-0432.

Contact Information

  • Kushner Law Group
    Lars Kushner
    Phone 604-629-0432 Fax 604-689-4451
    Company website: http://kushnerlaw.ca/
    1008 Beach Ave #105