Spousal and Children’s Wills Variation Claims
Only spouses, biological children and adopted children can retain a wills variation lawyer to bring a claim under British Columbia estate law. A spouse is defined in section 2 of WESA as including married couples and those who had lived with each other in a marriage like relationship for at least 2 years. However, two persons cease being spouses as married couples if an event occurs that causes an interest in family property under the Family Law Act to arise, and for marriage -like relationships, either person terminates the relationship.
Mount Robson is the highest point in the Canadian Rockies and the second highest peak entirely within British Columbia. Mount Robson is within a Provincial Park on the Yellowhead Highway through the Canadian Rockies to Jasper, Alberta. It is one of the most accessible and striking mountains in British Columbia. A stunning drive or ride is the Ice Fields Parkway road through the Canadian Rockies from Jasper down to Lake Louise.
There are no gender-based restrictions for bisexual, gay, lesbian, questioning or transgender couples so long as the relationship is marriage-like. John Richter and Richter Trial Lawyers have addressed marriage-like relationships in trial and on appeal in Jones v. Davidson, 2020 BCSC 1371 and Jones v. Davidson, 2022 BCCA 31. If Richter Trial Lawyers can help you with a wills variation claim based on a gender concern, we invite you to telephone our office for a free consultation.