Is a person who acts as the executor of an estate entitled to payment for services rendered?
Where someone has failed to plan for incapacity, a committeeship application may be the only option.
Wondering if one of these planning tools might be a good fit for you? Read on to find out more.
This blog post reviews BC’s intestacy rules and why you likely want to avoid them.
Are you making the most of your life insurance policy?
The first UHT filings are due April 30, 2023. Are you affected?
The duty to account is a core element of the role of the personal representative of an estate.
In a recent case from the BC Supreme Court, the court considers the factors in play where the validity of a testamentary document is in question.
BC’s Power of Attorney Act and Representation Agreement Act have been amended to allow remote execution.
Avoid an argument (or worse, a lawsuit) by clarifying how you want outstanding loans to beneficiaries to be dealt with when you are gone.
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.