All posts in the ‘Funerals and Burial Issues’ category

Resolving Unexpected Death and the Role of the Coroner’s Office

A sudden and unexpected death of a loved one is undoubtedly one of the most painful and distressful events of a person’s life. The surviving family may have a desperate need for answers as to how, when and why their loved ones died. Who can they turn to for answers? In British Columbia, the office… View this post »

Dispute over Burial Rights delays Sherman Hemsley from “movin on up”

Actor Sherman Hemsley from the hit 70’s television show, “The Jeffersons”, passed away on July 24, 2012. However, he was not buried until November 21, 2012 because of a dispute over his estate. Hemsley created his will a mere 6 weeks before he passed away from lung cancer. In his will, he left his entire… View this post »

Some Vancouver real estate still affordable

Thanks to our estate litigation colleagues at the Toronto firm of Hull & Hull LLP for bringing to our attention the following  interesting opportunity for those wishing to buy a little piece of  Vancouver real estate for only $22,500 plus H.S. T.   The lot is admittedly on the small size- indeed just large enough to fit a casket… View this post »