Archive for March, 2014

Wills, Estates and Succession Act Now In Force

The long-awaited Wills, Estates and Succession Act (“WESA”) is now in force.  The website of the Province of British Columbia (Ministry of Justice) has created a very useful summary page, including a summary of the main benefits as follows: clarifies the process of inheritance when a person dies without leaving a will; makes the process easier… View this post »

New Survivorship Rules

The new statute Wills, Estates and Succession Act (“WESA”) will come into force on March 31, 2014. WESA is going to have a profound impact on succession law, including the law governing survivorship. Under the soon-to-be old law, in a common accident where it is impossible to tell who died first, the law arbitrarily presumed… View this post »

Be Mindful of What you Read

One of the accepted truisms of the last decade or so it that, by reason of an ageing population, there will be huge impacts on our economic and societal structures, most of which are reported rather ominously. The media is tasked with making sense of all the change that is occurring and, therefore, must have… View this post »