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Estate litigation cases are often complex. Issues need to be worked through to establish your rights and your options. Helpforme’s lawyers can help you reach the ideal result within legal deadlines, keeping their focus on legal matters while maintaining an objective perspective, which is important in such a complex situation. Helpforme takes these cases on a contingency basis which means we cover the legal fees until your claim resolves.
why you should consult a lawyer about your estate litigation case.
Helpforme will lead you through the maze. It’s not easy to represent yourself when your share of an estate is in question. Sensitive and personal situations, along with evidence, require diplomatic and expert handling. In an estate claim, your personal feelings may be involved as you’re dealing with a family member. Helpforme can not only help resolve your claim, but represent you objectively while keeping the facts and evidence at the forefront.
Things you should know about estate litigation
In most estate litigation cases, there’s limited time to contest the will, which means you may not be able to bring an action if you don’t do it within that specific time frame. Depending on the facts of your case, your lawyer will not only develop a strategy but also advise you regarding when you should file the suit. This is why it’s important to consult with a lawyer as soon as you become aware of the contents of the Will or of potential issues with the handling of the estate by its executor(s).
While going to trial is always an option, it is not always necessary or desirable. Helpforme’s lawyers will endeavor to find solutions that work for all parties which preserve your claim and entitlement while avoiding the time and stress that can be involved if a trial is necessary.
Estate litigation handbook
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PUBLICLY REPORTED CASES
In Ciarniello v. Ciariello Estate, 2016 BCSC 1699, the will-maker and his wife lived together for 39 years. He had five adult children (including three from a previous marriage).
In Tataryn v. Tataryn,  2 SCR 807, the will-maker had 2 adult independent children (J and E) and a spouse. The will-maker disliked their son J due to his religious convictions.
In the case of Clucas v. Royal Trust Corporation of Canada, 1999 CanLII 5519 (BCSC), the will-maker acknowledged the potential claim to vary her Will due to the exclusion of her adult child and addressed this in her Will.
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