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Issues That Lead to Temporary Lack of Testamentary Capacity | Klein Lawyers

What Happens When Lack of Testamentary Capacity Is Temporary?

We often discuss the problems that occur when a loved one is believed to have drafted a will when experiencing a lack of testamentary capacity, undue influence, etc. While we often think of these as long-term issues that invalidate a will, what happens when a lack of testamentary capacity is temporary? Klein Lawyers explains. Complications […]

How Charitable Gifts Affect Estate Litigation | Klein Lawyers

Charitable Gifts Impact on Estate Litigation

For those in British Columbia who leave charitable gifts in their wills, the intention is well-meaning–to provide financial support to a cause that is important to the will-maker. Unfortunately, these charitable gifts can sometimes be laden with errors, leading to estate litigation, family disagreements, and financial loss to those intended beneficiaries. However, these potential pitfalls […]

Liable Parties in Medical Malpractice Cases | Klein Lawyers

What Medical Professionals Are Liable for Malpractice?

Generally, patients who suffer injury due to medical malpractice consider their doctor the person principally responsible. However, multiple providers involved in your care may be liable for damages stemming from medical errors. Medical malpractice claims are complex. Recovering the full compensation you deserve is dependent on identifying all of the professionals at fault for the […]

Why Estates Are Litigated | Klein Lawyers

Common Reasons a Will May Undergo Estate Litigation

There are a variety of reasons why a will may be disputed and need to undergo estate litigation. However, many estate litigation lawyers find that some situations appear more often than others. If you are a spouse or child who feels that something is amiss with a loved one’s will, you may be considering whether […]

Solicitor-Client Privilege in Estate Litigation | Klein Lawyers

Estate Litigation and Solicitor-Client Privilege

As held in British Columbia (Attorney General) v. Lee, 2017 BCCA 219, solicitor-client privilege has “evolved from a rule of evidence to ‘a fundamental and substantive rule of law.’” As such, the privilege must remain as absolute as possible once privilege has been established and from there, applies “to all communications made within the framework […]