Blog - Wills

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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What Happens if an Executor Does Not Follow a Will?

Wills | September 10, 2020

What happens if an executor does not follow a will? Any executor who does not follow the wishes and requests expressed in a will can be held personally liable and...

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What is a Corporate Will?

Business Lawyer, Wills | August 5, 2020 | Written by Lorne Welwood

A corporate will (sometimes called a secondary will or restricted will) is a significant option for estate planning with respect to your business interest in a privately held company. In...

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What is the Wills, Estates, and Succession Act of British Columbia?

Wills, Wills Variation | July 30, 2020

Before making a claim against an estate, it is important to first understand what the Wills, Estates, and Succession Act of British Columbia is and whether or not your claim...

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How Do You Make a Will Null and Void?

Wills | July 9, 2020

If you think that a will was not written properly or that a loved one was taken advantage of when writing their will, the professional team of wills, estates, and...

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What is an Advanced Care Plan?

Estates & Trusts, Wills | June 3, 2020 | Written by Emily Anderson

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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How Long Do You Have to Contest a Will?

Wills, Wills Variation | May 29, 2020

Knowing how long you have to contest a will can help prevent you from missing important deadlines. At Linley Welwood, we want to make the wills variation process for a...

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What is a Power of Attorney?

Estates & Trusts, Wills | May 20, 2020 | Written by Emily Anderson

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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