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Wills and the Legal Effects of Changed Circumstances

Year: 
2010
Description: 

In its Final Report on Wills, the Alberta Law Reform Institute (ALRI) makes a number of recommendations for reform of the Wills Act. The main recommendations are in the following areas:  Changes that Alter or Revoke a Will,  Revocation by Law,  Reviving a Revoked Will,  Admission of Extrinsic Evidence,  Rectification,  Failed Gifts,  Beneficiary Issues,  Ademption by Conversion,  Legal Discrimination Against Children Born Outside Marriage.

Status: 

Completed

Jurisdiction: 

Alberta

Body Responsible: 

Alberta Law Reform Institute

Purpose: 

The report examines case law as well as statutes in other jurisdictions such as other Canadian provinces, England, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland and Scotland.

Revision History:
This summary was last reviewed in Aug 14, 2012:custom:F, Aug 14, 2012:custom:Y.