Blog - Estates & Trusts

Assessing Mental Capacity in Estate Planning

Estates & Trusts | April 30, 2024 | Written by Natasha Nair

Estate planning involves making important decisions regarding the distribution of assets and affairs after one’s passing. Central to this process is the assessment of mental capacity, ensuring individuals have the...

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Tips for Gathering Evidence for a Wills Variation Claim

Estates & Trusts | November 23, 2023 | Written by Natasha Nair

Losing a loved one is never easy, and dealing with the complexities of inheritance can make the grieving process even more challenging. In certain situations, family members or dependants may...

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Tips for Resolving an Estate Battle

Estates & Trusts | August 31, 2023 | Written by Natasha Nair

The passing of a loved one is an emotional and challenging time, and disputes over their estate can add further stress to the grieving process. Resolving an estate battle is...

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What is Undue Influence?

Estates & Trusts | April 25, 2023 | Written by Natasha Nair

At Linley Welwood, we know that the concept of undue influence, which is often used in legal proceedings, can be difficult to understand. That is why we have put together...

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Trusts vs. Alter Ego Trusts

Estates & Trusts | April 20, 2023 | Written by Natasha Nair

Trusts and alter ego trusts are legal arrangements that allow individuals to manage their assets organizationally. One common question is what distinguishes a regular trust from an alter ego trust....

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An Overview of Executor Responsibilities

Estates & Trusts | October 20, 2022 | Written by Natasha Nair

When drafting a will and determining how your estate will be distributed after your passing, it is crucial to ensure that you choose an executor you trust. As experts in...

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Top 3 Reasons to Make a Will

Estates & Trusts, Wills | October 5, 2022

It is Make a Will Week in B.C., which serves as a timely reminder to review your Will or, if you are amongst the 60% of British Columbians who does...

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The Importance of Beneficiary Designations

Estates & Trusts, Wills | July 14, 2022 | Written by Natasha Nair

Estate planning is a difficult and complex process with many moving parts and considerations to keep in mind. If you are looking to create a will or update your existing...

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Joint Tenancy as an Estate Planning Tool

Estates & Trusts, Real Estate Lawyer | June 7, 2022 | Written by Natasha Nair

Joint Tenancy as an Estate Planning Tool In an article last year, we described two types of ownership structure: joint tenancy and tenancy-in-common. To summarize, joint tenancy is a form...

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3 Common Questions About Power of Attorney

Estates & Trusts | March 29, 2022 | Written by Natasha Nair

Power of attorney is a vital element of estate planning. Without power of attorney, your family might have to go through the painful and costly process of committeeship where the...

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