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

Estates & Trusts | January 21, 2022 | Written by Natasha Nair

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 Natasha Nair

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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Alter Ego Trusts

Estates & Trusts | October 1, 2020 | Written by Howard Wiens

A Primer on Alter Ego Trusts and Joint Partner Trusts First, let’s start by saying that Alter Ego Trusts (“AETs”) and Joint Partner Trusts (“JPTs”) are essentially the same thing,...

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What is a trust and when is it useful?

Estates & Trusts, Trusts | September 16, 2020 | Written by Natasha Nair

The ABC’s of Trusts Put very simply, a trust is an interest in property. More particularly, a trust is an equitable or beneficial right or title to property, real or...

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What is an Advanced Care Plan?

Estates & Trusts, Wills | June 3, 2020 | Written by Natasha Nair

An Advanced Care Plan is an umbrella term to describe the legal framework of your end-of-life care planning. There are several options available to you to create a plan for...

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What is a Power of Attorney?

Estates & Trusts, Wills | May 20, 2020 | Written by Natasha Nair

What is a Power of Attorney? A Power of Attorney is a legal document that allows you to give legal authority to a trusted person (your “attorney”) to manage your...

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What is Probate all about anyway?

Estates & Trusts, Wills | May 5, 2020 | Written by Howard Wiens

For the average person, one of the most common mysteries in the legal world that touches just about everyone is the concept of “probate”. Most people know that it has...

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