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Estates and trusts
Construction of wills
Construction of wills
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Are only those sisters alive at the time of the testator's death entitled to share in the residue of the estate, or are the family members of deceased sisters are also entitled to that share of the estate that their parents would otherwise have received?
Can a beneficiary exercise an option to purchase under a will when he has not fully complied with the option's conditions?
Can a clause in a will be void for vagueness or uncertainty?
Do the children of the deceased husband have a valid claim for an increase in the value of the family home?
Does an intended beneficiary have any standing to move to set aside a will on the basis of the intention of the testator as evidenced by the change of beneficiary form which she attempted to file before her death?
What forms of evidence of the intention of the testator is admissible in a will interpretation?
What province has legislation containing powers similar to section 59 of the British Columbia Wills, Estates and Succession Act, and how has that legislation been interpreted?
Who is responsible for paying off the mortgage on real property bequeathed pursuant to a will?
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