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B.C. Wills & Estates Disputes Litigation
& Mediation Lawyers

Michael Mark, BA LLB, experienced wills / estates disputes  lawyer based in Victoria BC

Michael Mark, Victoria BC wills disputes lawyer Michael O'Connor, QC , experienced wills disputes litigator, senior partner with McConnan Bion O'Connor Peterson, downtonw Victoria, BC - click for profile Paul Scambler, QC experienced in area of wills and estate mediation where there is a dispute  that needs resolution without going to court Barri Marlatt, wills disputes lawyer in downtown Victoria, BC - also experienced brain injury  car accident lawyer - click for more information Frank Baily, with 40 years experience as a lawyer, does wills and estate disputes cases Bruce A. Thompson, MA LLB, with over 40 years experience as a litigator eg business liability, complex real estate & strata cases, and since 2010 wills litigation and mediation, office in Richmond, BC Mark Perry, former lawyer with Office of the Public Guardian, brings years experience in the wills disputes area to  clients in his private litagation and mediation services Mary Jane Wilson, author of BC Wills Probate by Self Counsel Press  handles wills disputes / contested wills in Surrey, BC Charlotte Salomon, experienced wills and estates planning lawyer, with experience in real estate conveyancing and personal injury  ICBC disputes


If you have been treated unfairly by a deceased parent or spouse under the terms of his or her will, consider obtaining the advice and assistance of an experienced estate litigation lawyer.  Michael Mark, BA LLB, experienced wills  estates disputes  litigation lawyer based in Victoria BC Wills can be varied by the court to ensure adequate, just and equitable provision for a spouse or child of the deceased.

Challenging Provisions of a Will & Estate Litigation Wills Disputes

A child or spouse of a person who dies leaving a will can challenge the provisions of will and seek a variation pursuant to the Wills, Estates and Succession Act (which came into force in BC in 2014-03).

The court will consider whether, in all of the circumstances, the deceased person (testator) made adequate provision for the claimant under the terms of the will.  The considerations are wide and varied, but they include the nature of the relationship between the testator and the claimant, the size of the estate, and the relative needs of the other beneficiaries to the will.

Claims must be made within 180 days from issuance of probate of the will.

Probate is the process in which the executor of the will probates or proves the will to the court.  If a child or a spouse is not satisfied that the will makes adequate provision for him or her, legal advice ought to be obtained promptly so that legal action, if warranted, may be commenced in a timely way.

VICTORIA BC, WILLS & ESTATES DISPUTES LAWYERS

Michael Mark, BA LLB experienced wills / estates disputes - litigation lawyer in Victoria BC with McConnan Bion O'Connor Peterson Law. Corp.

MICHAEL R. MARK,
BA, LL.B.

Preferred areas of practice in civil litigation include:  estate litigation / wills disputes, personal injury, commercial disputes and Canada Revenue Agency tax evasion charges.

Michael Mark has extensive experience in both civil litigation and in criminal litigation as a former Federal prosecutor in complex tax evasion prosecutions. 

Michael has practiced in Victoria since his admission to the Bar in 1991 and he became a principal at McConnan, Bion, O'Connor & Peterson Law Corporation in January 2000.  He is also a past executive member of the Victoria Bar Association.


Michael Mark, LLB - Estate Litigation / Wills Disputes Lawyer

McConnan Bion O'Connor Peterson Law Corp.
Suite #420 - 880 Douglas Street,
Victoria, B.C. Canada V8W 2B7
Phone  250-385-1383   
Toll free  1-888-385-1383
E-mail:  mmark@mcbop.com   Web Site:  McBOP.com
Street Map:  down town Victoria location near Court House



Michael O'Connor, QC wills disputes litigation lawyer in Victoria, BC

MICHAEL JAMES O'CONNOR Q.C.
B.A. (UVIC - 1971)
LL.B. (UBC - 1974)
Admitted to the BC Bar 1975
Appointed Queen' Counsel in 2006

Michael is a senior partner at McConnan Bion O'Connor & Peterson with preferred areas of practice which consist of all forms of civil litigation, with specialties in personal injury claims, estate litigation and foreclosure.

Michael currently chairs and is responsible for conducting hearings for 8 First Nations Assessment Review Boards throughout British Columbia. His practice also includes expropriation hearings, property tax assessment appeals, contract disputes, wills, estates and conveyancing.

Michael is the past chairman of the Victoria Hospital Foundation Board and chaired its highly successful "Together We Care" campaign raising $17 million for the hospitals on Southern Vancouver Island. He is currently the President of the Government House Foundation of British Columbia and the Past Commander of the Victoria Commandery of the Order of St. John. Michael is Co Chair of the BC Paraplegic Association Spring Fundraiser in Victoria and Co Chair of the David Foster Foundation 25th Anniversary Gala. He has held several positions at the local, Provincial and National levels, including Vice president of the Canadian Rugby Union, President of the British Columbia Rugby Union and Chairman of Canada's First World Cup Rugby Team. Michael is the past vice chairman of the 1994 Commonwealth Games held in Victoria, BC.

Michael is also the recipient of the Queen's Jubilee Medal in 2002, the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012 for recognition of his outstanding Public Service in Canada and the recipient of the Vice-Regal Commendation for the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia in 2012 for commendable service rendered to the Lieutenant Governor.

Michael O'Connor, QC
McConnan Bion O'Connor Peterson Law Corp.
Suite #420 - 880 Douglas Street,
Victoria, B.C. Canada V8W 2B7
Phone  250-385-1383   
Toll free  1-888-385-1383
E-mail:  moconnor@mcbop.com



Paul Scambler, Queens Counsel, experienced wills mediation lawyer in Victoria  BC with Clay and Company

Paul Scambler, LLB QC

AREAS OF PRACTICE: 
·  Mediate wills and related estate disputes,
·  Estate and incapacity planning,
·  elder law,
·  small business,
·  secured transactions,
·  real property and commercial mediation.

His clients include individuals, large commercial landlords, banks, credit unions, corporations and not for profit corporations and charities.

Paul Scambler,
Clay and Company
Main Floor, 837 Burdett Ave.
Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1B3
Canada
Web: Clay.bc.ca
Phone: (250) 386-2261
Toll-free: 1-877-688-9634



Barri Marlatt, wills disputes lawyer with the wills, estates, trusts team  at Hutchison Oss-Cech Marlett in downtown Vcitoria

Barri Marlatt, LLB

Wills disputes lawyer with Hutchison Oss-Cech Marlatt

  • Were you overlooked? 
  • Is there something specific that you think you should have been entitled to? 
  • Was someone else unreasonably enriched? 
  • In some cases the law entitles you to question a bequest, or indeed a complete will.

See more wills information at our web site:https://www.hom-law.com/practices/estate-planning-and-wealth-management/

While Barri's practice is primarily in the area of personal injury, with particular expertese in brain injury cases - will's disputes has become over the years an increasing client service area.

Barri A. Marlatt, LLB
Hutchison Oss-Cech Marlatt,
Barristers & Solicitors
#1 - 505 Fisgard Street,
Victoria B.C. V8W 1R3
Phone:  (250) 360-2500
Toll Free:  1-866-887-4878
Profile on HOM-Law.com www.hom-law.com/lawyers/barri-a-marlatt
Profile on Lawyers-BC:  B. Marlatt



Looking for an experienced lawyers to write a will to prevent or minimize a possible or potential wills dispute?  consider:

Charlotte-Salomon, experienced wills, estates probate Victoria lawyer

Charlotte Salomon, BA JD QC

Experienced in wills and estate planning, including trusts and incapacity planning. Also experienced in probate and assisting beneficiaries outside of BC and/or outside of Canada with estate administration.

Victoria offices of www.mcbop.com/ charlotte-a-salomon-qc McConnan Bion O'Connor Peterson. She also handles residential real estate conveyance and previously practised in the area of commercial real estate -- and does personal injury ICBC disputes cases.

See her profile at:
* LawyersWorld.org ... victoria...



see also Representation Agreements vs Powers of Attorney




BURNABY B.C. MetroTown & METRO VANCOUVER WILLS & ESTATE DISPUTES LAWYERS

Frank Baily, BSc LLB, 40 years experiences as a lawyer in Burnaby provides wills  and estate  litigation services from his Metrotown offfices

Frank Baily,
BSc. LLB


"Frank has practiced law for over 40 years.  Initially .... he concentrated on commercial litigation and criminal prosecution at all the Court levels.... now practices primarily in the areas of corporate and commercial law, estate litigation, and all areas of estate planning. ..." [quote fr. website 09.02.19]

Areas of Practice:
*  Estate Planning
*  Estate Disputes
*  Shareholder Disputes
*  Employment Disputes
*  Corporate and Commercial Transactions

Education:  Bachelor of Science, University of Manitoba - 1964.  Bachelor of Law, University of British Columbia - 1967.  Call to the BC Bar - 1968.


Baily McLean, barristers & solicitors, has provided wills and estate law services since 1967, including:

* Wills
* Powers of Attorney
* Representation Agreements
* Probate
* Estate Planning

Frank M. Baily, barrister & solicitor,
#900 - 4720 Kingsway
Metrotower II (next to the Metrotown Bus Loop Entrance to the Mall])
Burnaby, BC
V5H 4N2

Phone:  604-437-6611
Website: www.bmgm.com/frankbaily.html
Email: fmbaily@bmgm.com



VANCOUVER B.C. Wills & Estates Disputes Lawyers & Mediators
Frank Baily, with 40 years experience as a lawyer, does wills and estate disputes cases Bruce A. Thompson, MA LLB, with over 40 years experience as a litigator eg business liability, complex real estate & strata cases, and since 2010 wills litigation and mediation, office in Richmond, BC Mark Perry, former lawyer with Office of the Public Guardian, brings years experience in the wills disputes area to  clients in his private litagation and mediation services Mary Jane Wilson, author of BC Wills Probate by Self Counsel Press  handles wills disputes / contested wills in Surrey, BC


Mark Perry, Vancouver wills and estates disputes litigation lawyer and family mediator, in his West Broadway offices

Mark G. Perry, LLB
Estate Litigation & Family Mediator - Lawyer

Web site: westsidefamilylaw.ca/About-Us/Mark-G-Perry.shtml

WESTSIDE FAMILY LAW
#420 - 1367 West Broadway
Vancouver, B.C.  V6H 4A7
[ @ Hemlock Street east of Granville]
Telephone:  604-734-7911

PRACTICE AREAS Estate Litigation & Family Law

PERSONAL PROFILE

Mark received his law degree from the University of British Columbia in 1985. He was called to the bar of British Columbia in 1986.

Mark articled and then practiced law with the firm of Macaulay McColl in Vancouver from 1986 to 1990.  His principle client was the Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee on whose behalf Mark litigated both estate litigation and adult guardianship cases. His practice areas also included family law and general litigation.  In 1990 Mark left private practice and joined the Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee of BC for the purpose of developing new provincial legislation.  After succeeding in achieving the passing of the Adult Guardianship Act, Representation Agreement Act, and Health Care Consent and Facility Care Admission Act in 1993 Mark returned to private practice on West Broadway in Vancouver where he remains today. 

His practice consists of family law, estate litigation, adult guardianship and general litigation.

In order to better serve his family law clients Mark trained to become a collaborative family lawyer in 2002 and family law mediator in 2003.

Mark Perry
Barrister & Solicitor
WESTSIDE FAMILY LAW
#420 - 1367 West Broadway
Vancouver, B.C.  V6H 4A7
[ @ Hemlock Street east of Granville}
Telephone:  604-734-7911
Web: www.westsidefamilylaw.ca/ About-Us/Mark-G-Perry.shtml




Bruce A. Thompson, MA LLB, with over 40 years experience as a litigator eg business liability, complex real estate & strata cases, and since 2010 wills litigation and mediation, serves Metro Vancouver fro his Richmond, BC office

BRUCE A. THOMPSON,
MA LLB

Wills litigation and mediation

Bruce is an experienced litigator who expanded his practice (since 2010) to wills and estates litigation.

His previous 40 years of civil litigation involved:
- complex real estate,
- strata property and
- corporate liability litigation

It is his litigation experience that provides a unique vantage point to see the benefits to be gained from mediation, as well as recognizing early on the level of intractability in problem situations and having an insight as to what to do - either by litigation or mediation.

Why Mediation?

Judges write endings. They choose what they believe is the proper ending for the situation which is before them. The client's role is to provide the facts the judge can find in making their decision.

There is more than one side to the facts presented and the judge chooses the facts upon which to base his or her decision.

In mediation each side has an opportunity to have direct input into the writing of the ending. There is discussion beyond proof of facts. Multiple possible endings are considered. The ending of the dispute, not the proof of facts, is the focus.

The earlier in the dispute process an acceptable ending can be reached, the greater the savings in time and cost.

Why mediation?  It provides a focus on resolution of disputes. It provides an opportunity for each side to have direct input into writing an ending acceptable to them.

Bruce A. Thompson, MA LLB, with over 40 years experience as a litigator eg business liability, complex real estate & strata cases, and since 2010 wills litigation and mediation, serves Metro Vancouver fro his Richmond, BC office

Bruce Thompson, MA LLB, wearing barristers robes - offers mediation & litigation services in wills and estates disputes- for clients in the Metro Vancouver region - from his Richmond, BC offices


Front door to 11331 Coppersmith Way, Richmond, BC - Riverside Professional Centre, where Bruce Thompson's offices are located

Bruce A. Thompson,
Lawyer & Mediator
Riverside Professional Centre
Suite 250,
11331 Coppersmith Way
Richmond, BC, V7A 5J9 CANADA
Tel: 604.270.7773
Fax: 1.866.581.8064
Email: bthompson@thompsonlaw.biz




SURREY WILLS & ESTATES DISPUTES LAWYERS

Mary Jane Wilson, Surrey BC wills & estates lawyer, author of Self Counsel Press book on Probate, also handles wills disputes cases

MARY-JANE WILSON, BA LLB
Barrister & Solicitor
Wills & Estates Lawyer

Mary-Jane Wilson practices in the following areas of law: 

  • Wills; Estates and Trusts; Wills and Probate;
  • Contested Wills
  • Powers of Attorney; Representation Agreements;
  • Appointment of Committees
  • Estate Administration; Estate Planning;
  • Real Estate and Financing;  Residential Real Estate (conveyancing)

MARY-JANE WILSON
Barrister & Solicitor
Guilford Landmark Building,
15127 - 100th Avenue,
Suite 300,
Surrey, British Columbia  V3R 0N9,
Phone:  604-583-7917
Web site:  wilsonrasmussen.com/estates.html

Professional/Community Involvement: 
 * Member of the Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch (CBABC), Real Property Section, Wills and Trusts Section;
 *  Member of the Real Estate Lawyers and Notaries Association (RELAN);
 *  Member of the Surrey Bar Association;
 *  Past Director of the Surrey Board of Trade;
 *  Past President of the Fraser Valley Estate Planning Council;
 *  Member of the Law Society of BC;
 *  Past Director of the Surrey Foundation;
 *  Member of the Women Lawyer Forum.

Fees & Payment Information:
Free Initial Consultation
Accepts Major Credit Cards  · Visa & MasterCard



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Richard Morris, BSc. JD, PhD

retired October 2014
Web Site:  MrLaw.us




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B.C. Wills & Estates Disputes Litigation & Mediation Lawyers

Michael Mark, BA LLB, experienced wills / estates disputes  lawyer based in Victoria BC

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