Estate Litigation Blog

Providing for Family After Death

People acquire many different obligations in life: to take care of property, to pay debts, to pay taxes. Many of these obligations continue after we die as well. Another set of obligations that continue into the afterlife are those to partners and children.

Death May Not End a Dispute

In Hogue v Johnston (Estate), 2021 ABQB 913, Cathy Hogue was suing her former husband, Earl Johnston, for unequal distribution of family property after their divorce.

Lawyers Beware Bias

How can a wills and estates lawyer interview a donor for 2.5 hours, take 31 pages of detailed notes, determine the donor to have legal capacity to make an enduring power of attorney (EPA), and yet still have the resulting instrument be declared invalid?