A family emigrated from India to British Columbia in 1964. They had 6 children, 4 daughters and 2 sons.
The estate was worth $9 million and the parents left each of their daughters $150,000 and the rest was to be divided equally between their 2 sons based on their cultural beliefs.
The B.C. Supreme Court found that the will failed to satisfy the parents’ moral obligation to their daughters based on moral standards in Canada.
The judge ordered that 60% of the estate would go to the 4 daughters (i.e. $1,350,000 each) and 40% of the estate ($1,800,000 each) would go to the two sons.
Deborah A. Todd