Archive for February, 2013

Clark Wilson Lawyers to Chair and Speak at Upcoming Seminar

Mark Weintraub will co-chair the British Columbia Trial Lawyers Association’s upcoming seminar, Estates Litigation: A Trial Lawyers Primer.  The seminar will be held on April 26, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency in Vancouver, starting at 8:30 a.m.  In addition to estate litigators, the speakers will include the Deputy Public Guardian and Trustee, a geriatric psychiatrist,… View this post »

Testamentary Automony in Action

Much of the estate litigation we see involves disappointed beneficiaries who expected to receive a larger portion of the deceased’s estate.  However, Ray Falk formerly of Illinois, named two actors he did not know as the major beneficiaries of his estate worth up to $1 million. The starting point when making a Will in British… View this post »

Planning for Incapacity with an Advance Directive

The recent BC Supreme Court decision of Ng v. Ng demonstrates how difficult it can be to make health care decisions on behalf of a family member who has become incapacitated. Mr. Kenny Ng suffered a severe brain injury as a result of a motor vehicle accident and for 7 years lived in a minimally conscious… View this post »