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Estates and trusts
Dependants' relief legislation
Dependants' relief legislation
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Can an adult and independent beneficiary successfully apply to vary his father's will?
Can the daughter of the deceased husband decide to attend school and claim support from the estate of the deceased step-mother, even though at the time of step-mother's death she was an adult and not attending school?
How have the courts considered cases under dependant's relief legislation where a common law spouse, who was financially dependant on a deceased prior to his or her death, is entitled to make a claim for support?
If a testator has decided to disinherit a child, what steps should he take to ensure there will be no variation of his will?
Insurance Proceeds & Dependant Relief—Does a testator's dependant trump a designated beneficiary for life insurance money where the estate provides insufficient support for the testator's dependant?
Under B.C.'s former Variation of Wills Act and the current Wills, Estates and Succession Act, is a parental testator or testatrix obliged to treat all of his or her children equally?
Under B.C.'s former Variation of Wills Act and the current Wills, Estates and Succession Act, what are the cases where an adult and independent beneficiary has successfully applied to vary his parent's will, and those where he or she has been unsuccessful?
Under B.C.'s former Wills Variation Act and the current Wills, Estates and Succession Act can an adult and independent beneficiary successfully apply to vary his father's will, and what the court might be expected to order?
Under B.C.'s former Wills Variation Act and the current Wills, Estates and Succession Act, when will a person be denied the benefit of an order under the Act due to his or her character or conduct?
Under the Succession Law Reform Act, is a parental testator or testatrix obliged to treat all of his or her children equally?
What are the cases in which Ontario courts considered variation of a will under the Succession Law Reform Act to provide support for an adult child?
What is the state of the law with respect to wills variation?
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