You can contest the validity of a will in British Columbia before the Supreme Court of British Columbia. With the help of a family lawyer specializing in will contests and litigation, you can challenge a will and request a Court’s variation. Our experienced lawyers at Nirwan Law Corporation can assist you if you feel a will has treated you unfairly or failed to adequately provide for you.
Contesting unfair wills
A will dispute is an emotionally charged matter that requires legal advice from an experienced lawyer. British Columbia’s Wills, Estates and Successions Act (WESA) outlines specific requirements for determining a will’s validity. Under WESA, you may challenge an unfair will based on several legal factors. Those factors are:
- Lack of mental capacity of the will-maker.
- Coercion or undue influence at the time the will was created.
- Improper execution.
If you believe a will is invalid, consult an experienced lawyer who can ensure your rights under WESA are upheld.
Filing a wills variation claim
Children or spouses left out of wills or inadequately provided for may apply to vary a will under WESA. To determine if a child or spouse has adequate support, the Court will review the claimant’s needs, their dependence on the will-maker, the will-maker’s intentions, and the size of the will-maker’s estate. At Nirwan Law Corporation, our lawyers can help you contest an unfair will and receive the compensation that you deserve.
Contesting a will in Surrey
At Nirwan Law Corporation, we approach every case with the utmost care and our client’s best interests in mind. With years of experience successfully navigating estate litigation, will disputes and wills variation, we will ensure your rights are protected and you receive the best possible outcome for your case.
If you are contesting a will’s validity or would like to submit a variation claim, contact us now to book your free consultation with one of our experienced lawyers. You can reach us online or at 604-372-0253.