Is direct extrinsic evidence admissible in a will?

British Columbia, Canada


The following excerpt is from Racz Estate v. Gidney Estate, 2012 BCSC 1810 (CanLII):

However, only certain kinds of extrinsic evidence are admissible. “Indirect extrinsic evidence”--that of circumstances known to the testator at the time the will was made--is admissible. “Direct extrinsic evidence” of the testator’s stated intention is not: Pearson Estate v. Pearson, 2012 BCSC 1262 at para 83.

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