Direction Legal provides a wide range of legal services to help establish and protect their clients' rights in the areas of Wills & Estates. These services cover all aspects of estate planning, estate administration and estate litigation.

Estate Planning:
Our services in the area of estate planning include drafting, and advising in regards to, the following documents:

  • Wills
  • Codicils (i.e., amendments to Wills)
  • Trust Agreements
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Nominations of Committees
  • Advance Directives for health care, also known as Living Wills or Personal Declarations
  • Representation Agreements

Estate Administration:
Our services in the area of estate administration include:

  • Applying for Grants of Probate and Letters of Administration
  • Applying for Grants to deal with assets in British Columbia where a Foreign Grant of Probate or Administration has been issued
  • Advising Personal Representatives on matters relating to the administration of estates
  • Assisting Personal Representatives in preparing and obtaining approval of their accounts

Estate Litigation:
We represent clients in all types of estate litigation and disputes including:

  • Court applications to vary a will pursuant to the Wills Variation Act
  • Court challenges to the validity of a Will
  • Breach of Trust claims
  • Other disputes regarding the management of an Estate or Trust