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What Rights Do Stepchildren Have in Contesting a Will?

Stepchildren’s Rights in Will Variation

Under The Wills, Estates and Succession Act, stepchildren are not able to vary a will in British Columbia. But does this mean that stepchildren have no rights? The modern family is often blended, so now more than ever, many families are wondering whether or not there is any legal room for them. Klein Lawyers explains […]

Choose Wills Variation Lawyer

How to Choose a Wills Variation Lawyer in British Columbia

Many people believe that they can handle the legal matters of a loved one’s estate without issue and without a lawyer. However, when problems arise with a loved one’s will and you need to undergo estate litigation, you may feel overwhelmed. But how do you choose a wills variation lawyer in British Columbia? Klein Lawyers […]

Capacity for Drafting a Legally Valid Will

What Is Testamentary Capacity?

The capacity of an individual to make a legally valid will is often the subject of dispute in estate litigation. Because the Wills, Estates and Succession Act of British Columbia does not provide a definition for capacity, and the law in British Columbia has adopted a presumption that qualified individuals are capable of making a […]

Complexities in Your Truck Accident Claim

Why Are Truck Accident Claims Complicated?

If your vehicle is insured in British Columbia or you were the passenger in a B.C.-insured vehicle at the time of a crash, you are generally eligible for ICBC accident benefits. This is true of collisions involving semi trucks as well. However, you may find that ICBC accident benefits do not fully compensate you for […]

Four Tips on How to Deal With an ICBC Adjuster

The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) is a publicly-owned crown corporation that has provided universal car insurance to drivers in B.C. since 1973. By law, the owner of any vehicle that is parked or driven in B.C. must purchase the basic ‘autoplan’ coverage that provides protection against third-party claims, hit-and-run accidents, uninsured and underinsured […]