Archive for August, 2013

BCSC Orders Executor to make an Interim Distribution

In Reznik v. Matty, for the first time, the British Columbia Supreme Court ordered that an executor must make an interim distribution of estate funds (as opposed to gifts of real property). The Court also ordered costs of the proceeding against the executor personally. Three residuary beneficiaries of the estate of Phillip Matty (the “Estate”)… View this post »

Court Is Asked Whether a Living Will is Effective

This week, the family of Margaret Bentley, an 82 year old woman with advanced dementia, started a law suit asking the British Columbia Supreme Court to order the care home to stop “force feeding” her.   The family contends that Ms. Bentley, a retired nurse, clearly set out her wishes in her Living Will executed in 1991.  They… View this post »