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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

Publications:
Wills and the Legal Effects of Changed Circumstances – 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