Estate Litigation

Estate Litigation

When disputes arise in respect of Wills, estates, trusts or powers of attorney, having a lawyer on your side will make all the difference. Disputes often arise involving the estate of a person, sometimes even before the person has passed away. When disputes occur, we represent heirs, beneficiaries, estate representatives and trustees to assist in resolving those disputes and to bring or defend claims in court if necessary.

British Columbia’s Wills, Estates and Succession Act gives our Courts the discretion to alter the gifts in a will in order to ensure that adequate, just and equitable bequests are made to the spouse or children of the deceased. Whether you are a spouse or child of the deceased and find that you have not been treated fairly in the will, or there are funds which should have been distributed in the Estate, or you are an executor/executrix facing a claim from a dissatisfied beneficiary, we can help with all manner of estate-related litigation including probate services, assisting executors and trustees, administration of trusts and variation of wills.

We will give you effective legal advice and assist you to maximize what you obtain under the will as a beneficiary, resolve estate litigation through settlement or mediation, or fight for and defend your rights at trial.

Our lawyers have expertise in the following areas:

  • Estate planning – Setting out your wishes as to how you want the estate to be divided.
  • Preparation of Wills, trusts, powers of attorney, representation agreements, and living Wills.
  • Appointing executors and/or trustees to administer your estate.
  • Obtaining grant of letters of probate where a person dies with a Will.
  • Obtaining grant of letters of administration where a person dies without a Will.
  • Contesting a Will, including Will Variation.
  • Estate litigation.
  • Related tax matters.

At Gertsoyg & Company we provide effective legal advice concerning disputes that arise during the course of the administration of an estate. Such disputes may include a challenge to the appointment of a representative or to the proper handling of the estate and may involve compelling the disclosure of estate information from the estate representatives to those who are interested in it. We also represent and provide advice to estate representatives about their legal duties and responsibilities and estate accounting.

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Gertsoyg & Company

Downtown Vancouver Office

1750 - 1188 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6E 4A2

Telephone: (604) 602-3066
Toll Free: 1-866-602-3060

Facsimile: (604) 602-6612

Email: yg@yglaw.ca

Burnaby

200 – 4170 Still Creek Drive
Burnaby, BC
Canada V5C 6C6

Phone: 604-602-3066
Toll Free: 1-866-602-3060
Fax: 604-602-6612
yg@yglaw.ca

Kelowna

210 – 347 Leon Street
Kelowna, BC, Canada
V1Y 8C7

Phone: 604-602-3066
Toll Free: 1-866-602-3060
Fax: 604-602-6612
Email: yg@yglaw.ca

Langley

201 – 8661 201 Street
Langley, BC, Canada
V2Y 0G9

Phone: 604-602-3066
Toll Free: 1-866-602-3060
Fax: 604-602-6612
Email: yg@yglaw.ca

North Vancouver

145 Chadwick Court Unit 220
North Vancouver, BC, Canada
V7M 3K1

Phone: 604-602-3066
Toll Free: 1-866-602-3060
Fax: 604-602-6612
Email: yg@yglaw.ca

Richmond

305 – 5811 Cooney Road
Richmond, BC, Canad
V6X 3M1

Phone: 604-602-3066
Toll Free: 1-866-602-3060
Fax: 604-602-6612
Email: yg@yglaw.ca

Surrey

200 – 7404 King George Blvd
Surrey, BC, Canada
V3W 1N6

Phone: 604-602-3066
Toll Free: 1-866-602-3060
Fax: 604-602-6612
Email: yg@yglaw.ca