Month: December 2019

Extended-Health and Disability Benefits under the New ICBC Regime

Some people have private or employer-provided extended-health and disability plans. Extended-health plans cover some of the cost of health care expenses such as prescription drugs while disability plans cover some of a person’s wages if they’re unable to work. In most instances, if a person is injured in a motor vehicle accident and needs to […]

Deposits in Real Estate Transactions

In most residential real estate transactions, the purchasers will pay a deposit to their real estate brokerage upon their offer being accepted.The deposit is usually paid within a specified timeframe following the seller’s acceptance of the offer, and prior to subject conditions being removed. There is no legislated or mandatory timeframe for payment of a […]

What happens to my Family Law Claim if I die?

If a party to a Supreme Court family law proceeding dies before the matter is resolved, the rules of court allow the case to continue. Family law proceedings can also be started after one party has died provided, of course, that they are filed in the within the appropriate time period. Under the Family Law […]

Notice of Dispute in Estate Matters

A Notice of Dispute can be filed with a B.C. Supreme Court Registry by a party that wishes to oppose certain steps in estate proceedings. The Notice of Dispute has replaced caveats. The most common reason for filing a Notice of Dispute is to oppose the issuance of a grant of probate or administration; however, […]

What is Probate?

One of the first steps required of an executor or administrator is to determine the deceased person’s assets and liabilities. In most cases, this will indicate whether a grant of probate is required. Probate is a grant from the Supreme Court confirming the authenticity of the deceased’s last will, and giving the executor appointed in […]