Blog - Estates & Trusts

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 Emily Anderson

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 Emily Anderson

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 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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