Vancouver estate lawyers distribute assets of a person dying without a will according to the intestacy provisions of WESA. The provisions depend upon whether there is a spouse and children, how many children and whether it is a blended family.
Vancouver estate lawyers look at intention to see if the transfer of property was a gift or is held on a resulting trust for the estate. If it is held on a resulting trust, her estate really owns it and it must be returned.
Vancouver estate lawyers ask whether the will-maker’s will was dominated by another person, whether through coercion, manipulation or the outright but subtle use of power. They also consider the “potential for dependence or domination” provisions in WESA.
Vancouver estate lawyers can require surrender of the grant and formal proof of the will. If a will-maker did not know and approve the contents of a will, the will is invalid, in which case a previous will may come into effect.