Blog - Wills

What Assets Should be Included in a Will?

Wills | February 18, 2021

Knowing what assets should be included in a will before sitting down with your lawyer to draft the document will allow you to ensure that your assets will be properly...

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How Long After a Death Should a Will be Filed?

Wills | December 17, 2020

Anyone who is in possession of an original signed will of a deceased person is required by law to file the will with the probate registry of BC after receiving...

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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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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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