Blog - Wills

Common Grounds for Challenging a Will

Wills | September 28, 2023 | Written by Emily Anderson

A will is a legally binding document that outlines how a person’s assets and estate will be distributed after passing; however, there are instances when the validity or fairness of...

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When does a Will Need to be Probated?

Wills, Wills Variation | February 3, 2023 | Written by Emily Anderson

Probating is a process that verifies a will as valid under BC law. Knowing when a will needs to be probated is crucial for ensuring that the testator’s estate is...

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Wills vs. Trusts – What are Their Differences?

Wills | January 17, 2023 | Written by Emily Anderson

Estate planning can be a difficult, stressful, and emotional process, especially if you have a large family, a complex estate, or do not fully understand the tools that are available...

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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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What Should be Included in Your Will?

Wills | September 20, 2022 | Written by Emily Anderson

If you need to create your first will or are looking to update your existing will, it is crucial to understand what should be included within the contents of the...

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Representation Agreements vs. Power of Attorney

Wills | August 30, 2022 | Written by Emily Anderson

When it comes to estate planning and wills, two documents that should always be included in your planning package are a power of attorney and a representation agreement. While your...

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The Corporate Will

Wills | August 18, 2022 | Written by Howard Wiens

What is it? The first thing that should be understood is that the term “Corporate Will” is probably misleading. Many people assume it is some sort of Will for their...

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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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What Are Advance Healthcare Directives?

Wills, Wills Variation | June 28, 2022 | Written by Emily Anderson

Advance healthcare directives are legal documents that outline your wishes for medical or personal care if you become ill, injured, or cannot effectively express your wishes. While these documents are...

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When to Update Your Will

Wills | June 21, 2022 | Written by Emily Anderson

If you have a will, you likely understand how important it is to plan for the future and be prepared for the unexpected. Should an unforeseen event occur, it is...

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