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What is the Probate Process in British Columbia?

Dealing with a loved one's estate in British Columbia involves navigating the probate process, a legal procedure overseen by the Supreme Court. Probate confirms the validity of a will and grants...
Responsibilities of an executor

Responsibilities of an executor

In this post, our probate lawyers will explain the main responsibilities of an executor once someone has died in BC. Keep in mind this is just an overview of the subject and comprehensive legal...
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5 reasons to get a cohabitation agreement

A cohabitation agreement is a legal contract between a couple who are living together but are not married. This agreement can outline the rights, responsibilities, and expectations of the couple...
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What are executor fees in BC?

When it comes to administering an estate in British Columbia, understanding executor fees is crucial. Executors play a pivotal role in the settlement of an estate, but it's essential to know how...
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Multiple Wills for Foreign Assets

Estate planning with multiple wills for foreign assets Estate planning is a vital aspect of ensuring the smooth and efficient distribution of assets after an individual's passing. However, when...
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5 reasons to change a will

How do you know if you need to change a will? If you have an existing will in place, we recommend review it periodically to make sure it's up to date. Here are a few common situations that could...
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Time Frame for Contesting a Will in BC

What is the time limit for contesting a will in BC? In British Columbia, spouses and children can hire an estate lawyer apply to court to vary the terms of a deceased person's will, but here is a...
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What is a testamentary trust?

A testamentary trust is a type of trust only takes effect upon their death. It is typically created in a will. It is created to hold, protect, and distribute a person’s property and assets for the...
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Online Will Websites

Making a will is an important step in estate planning, as it allows you to decide how some of your assets will be distributed after you die. In today's digital age, there are a plethora of online...
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What happens if I die without a will in BC

If you die without a will in BC, your estate will be distributed according to the laws of intestacy. BC’s intestate laws are specified in sections 20 through 25 of the Wills, Estates and Succession...
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Benefits of Representation Agreements

What is a Representation Agreement? A representation agreement allows you to appoint a trusted individual to make medical decisions and personal care decisions on your behalf if you become...
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5 reasons for a Power of Attorney

5 Reasons Why You Should Have a Power of Attorney: Convenience: A Power of Attorney can help you with the management of day-to-day affairs, especially if you travel frequently or have a busy...

5 reasons why everyone needs a will

5 reasons why everyone needs a will Control over distribution of assets: A will is a legal document that allows you to control how your assets and property will be distributed after your death....

Reasons Why You Should Hire a Probate Lawyer

5 Reasons Why You Should Hire a Probate Lawyer 1.) Legal Expertise: Probate lawyers specialize in the are of law that deals with the distribution of a deceased person's assets. It can be challenging...
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