Archive for the ‘Estate Litigation’ Category

Is Court Approval of a Settlement Needed After Death?

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

Although minors and incapable persons cannot bring or defend litigation on their own (they require the assistance of a litigation guardian), their rights are nevertheless affected by the litigation. While this is not a problem when the action is decided by a judge, where the parties reach a settlement between ...

The Best Interest Principle and Alternative Medicine

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

Does Mother really know best? Many sick children rely on their parents for help in making treatment decisions, and more often than naught the parents and doctors are able to work together. However, when they do not agree, the parents’ right to make treatment decisions for their child can be ...

Facebook Injustice: Keep the Will Challenges in Court

Monday, July 13th, 2015

A Nova Scotia decision, The Director of Public Safety v. Lee provides a good reminder to be very careful when using social media to express one’s thoughts about the validity of a last will and testament. Angela Lee passed away at 64 after suffering from cancer. During her illness, she was ...