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Family Law

Tusnady v. Tusnady

In the case of Tusnady v. Tusnady, the issue of a loan from elderly father to a couple shortly before they separated was reviewed by the court. The elderly father, Paul Tusnady, loaned his son money to assist him and his family to pay out their mortgage. After the parties separated, Mr. Tusnady’s daughter-in-law contended that the $200,000 advanced was a gift, not a loan to be repaid. Renée Aldana of South Coast Law Group presented Mr. Tusnady’s case and successfully resolved the case in his favour, with him being returned the loaned funds.

Read the case: http://courts.gov.bc.ca/jdb-txt/SC/10/13/2010BCSC1310.htm

Aelbers v. Aelbers

Briard v. Briard

Berg v. Berg

Farmer v. Farmer

Rayvals v. Rayvals

Narayan v. Narayan

Heathcote v. Heathcote

Wilson v. Wilson

S.B.G. v. A.D.I.

Mai v. Schumann

Estate Litigation

Tenorio v. Redman Estate

In the case of Tenorio v. Redman Estate, Ofelia Tenorio, the common law spouse of the deceased, Maxwell Redman, was not a named beneficiary in the deceased’s Will. The court reviewed the definition of spouse under the Wills Variation Act, as well as a spouse’s adequate provision entitlement as presented by Stuart Koop of South Coast Law Group. Ms. Tenorio was awarded a significant portion of her spouse’s estate.

To read the case, go to: http://courts.gov.bc.ca/jdb-txt/SC/11/14/2011BCSC1403.htm

Zukanovic v. Malkoc Estate

In the case of Zukanovic v. Malkoc Estate, Alma Zukanovic, daughter of the deceased, Mehmed Mike Malkoc, was excluded from her father’s Will and was disadvantaged from her father having transferred assets to his son during his lifetime, so as to further exclude Ms. Zukanovic from receiving her inheritance. The court reviewed both trust principles and Wills Variation Act principles as presented by David R. Greig from the South Coast Law Group, and Ms. Zukanovic was awarded a significant portion of her father’s estate.

To read the case, go to: http://courts.gov.bc.ca/jdb-txt/SC/11/06/2011BCSC0625.htm

O’Hara v. Chipilski Estate


Personal Injury

Wilby v. Hyatt

  • http://courts.gov.bc.ca/Jdb-txt/SC/08/10/2008BCSC1019.htm

Lamont v. Stead

  • http://courts.gov.bc.ca/jdb-txt/SC/10/04/2010BCSC0432.htm