Almost every client asks ‘what are probate fees and how can I avoid them?’ so if these questions have crossed your mind, you are in good company!
Do you know what will happen to your pets when you are gone?
A will-maker’s failure to provide adequate and proper maintenance and support for their spouse or children can yield serious implications for the will-maker’s estate.
What happens when an originally signed will cannot be found? In some cases, it is possible to obtain a grant of probate with respect to a copy of a will.
As of December 1, 2021, remote execution and electronic documentation will be permanently allowed – no state of emergency required.
October 3–9, 2021 is Make-a-Will Week in BC, and it’s a friendly reminder for all of us to ensure our affairs are in order.
Whether you are looking to update your Power of Attorney, or have been named as an attorney for someone else, this article provides an overview of what you need to know.
Considering naming co-executors in your will? Read our summary of a recent decision from BC Supreme Court first!
If a relationship is found to be ‘spousal’, it can affect your estate in significant ways.
With the transition to life online that has become the new normal for so many of us, the consideration of digital assets in the estate planning process has become more relevant than ever.
Wondering what the role of an executor entails? Read on to find out!
In an estate planning context, joint ownership is often associated with the goal of reducing the probate fees payable on real property by carving the asset out of a person’s estate. However, in many cases, the risks inherent in joint tenancy tend to outweigh the rewards.
As of May 19, 2020, estate planning documents can now be executed in BC using video conferencing technology.
In the wake of COVID-19, it is more important than ever to ensure that your personal affairs are in good order. This includes a comprehensive, up-to-date, and legally valid estate plan.
A recent decision from the British Columbia Supreme Court explains the “wills exception” to legal advice privilege and the role it can play in estate litigation.