Rachel Carter

July 31, 2020

What is the Size of the Estate? Why Does this matter?

Essentially, the size of the Estate is how many assets (less liabilities) there are in the Estate. The size of the Estate will determine how many […]
July 31, 2020

Did the Deceased have an obligation to provide for you?

This type of obligation is called a “moral obligation” and is generally assessed against community standards. Typically, the deceased is assumed to have held a moral […]
July 31, 2020

Did the Deceased make promises to you in their lifetime?

In order for a court to make an order binding property of a deceased person, the claimant must prove to the court that: The deceased person […]
June 18, 2020

Does a person have capacity to make a Will?

Does dementia or another medical condition mean you don’t have capacity? Most people don’t know that the medical question of capacity and the legal question of […]
June 18, 2020

Will Disputes

HAVE YOU BEEN LEFT OUT OF A WILL? Many people feel disappointed when they find out they have been left out of a Will. There may […]
June 18, 2020

Time limits on Family Provision Claims

(1) An application for a family provision order may be made whether or not administration of the estate of the deceased person has been granted. If you need assistance for making administration solely for […]
June 18, 2020

Are you an eligible person?

(1) The following are“eligible persons” who may apply to the Court for a family provision order in respect of the estate of a deceased person: (a) a person who was the spouse of the deceased […]
June 17, 2020

How to choose the right lawyer?

Choosing the right lawyer to work with is about a number of things – as well as being experienced and skilled in the area of law […]
June 17, 2020

How do I obtain a copy of the Will?

If you have been named as a beneficiary in a deceased estate, you may need to know how to get a copy of a will in […]