Providing Strategic Representation For Will Challenges
Many challenges to the validity of a will are brought under principles of common law and other British Columbia statutes, alleging various infirmities in the will.
For over two decades, the Vancouver will validity lawyers of McLellan Herbert, Barristers & Solicitors have brought successful challenges for clients throughout the Vancouver area, the North Shore, the Lower Mainland and the Fraser Valley.
How May A Will Be Attacked?
A will can be challenged on several recognized grounds:
- Undue influence: The will maker was unlawfully influenced to write the will in a certain way.
- Lack of testamentary capacity: The will maker did not have the mental capacity, due to dementia or other conditions, to understand what the will was.
- Improper execution: The will itself does not meet formal requirements such as proper signatures or witnesses.
The lawyers at McLellan Herbert handle will validity challenges on all of these bases for clients, including unfair distribution allegations, disinheritance situations and other will contest issues.
Consult With A Lawyer
Challenges to the validity of a will are serious matters. They require effective and experienced counsel if they are to succeed. Hugh S. McLellan, Deidre J. Herbert and J. Jeffrey Locke offer the sophisticated practice that can bring you the best possible results.
Contact McLellan Herbert, Barristers & Solicitors online or call 604-901-5186 or 800-449-4858 to set up an initial consultation. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. by appointment.