Blog - Estates & Trusts

An Overview of Executor Responsibilities

Estates & Trusts | October 20, 2022 | Written by Emily Anderson

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 | Written by Emily Anderson

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 Emily Anderson

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 Emily Anderson

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 Emily Anderson

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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What Happens to an Estate in BC if There is no Will?

Estates & Trusts | January 21, 2022 | Written by Emily Anderson

Knowing what happens to an estate in BC if there is no will is crucial for proper planning after the death of a loved one. That is why the experts...

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Joint Tenancy? Tenancy-in-Common? What’s the difference?

What is Joint Tenancy? Joint Tenancy is a form of ownership where two or more people own the entire property together. There is no fractional ownership in a joint tenancy....

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What is Estate Litigation?

Estates & Trusts | November 19, 2020

Since legal issues surrounding estates can often be time consuming and combative, hiring a wills, trusts, and estates lawyer to handle your case will help ensure that the entire process...

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Use and Abuse of Powers of Attorney

Estates & Trusts, Wills | November 18, 2020 | Written by Emily Anderson

A Power of Attorney appoints a trusted individual (your “attorney”) to stand in your shoes for legal and financial purposes. Your attorney may enter contracts on your behalf (including contracts...

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Reasons to Hire a Probate Lawyer

Estates & Trusts, Wills | November 12, 2020

Since the legal issues surrounding death can be extremely complex, hiring a probate lawyer will ensure that you are able to settle an estate as quickly and as smoothly as...

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