Leaving Money To A Child Whose Marriage Breaks Up

Posted in: FAMILY LAW, Wills and Estates- Apr 12, 2018 Comments Off on Leaving Money To A Child Whose Marriage Breaks Up

Like most parents, you may want to leave your kids an inheritance. But you know that not all marriages survive – so what happens to your gift if your child’s marriage breaks up? Since March, 2013, under our new family law rules for division of property (and debts), family property upon separation must generally be […]

Can You Reduce Probate Fees?

Posted in: Wills and Estates- Apr 10, 2018 Comments Off on Can You Reduce Probate Fees?

Yes, if you plan ahead of time. Think of probate fees as a kind of tax that must be paid when someone wants official approval to administer an estate. If you have a will, probate fees are paid when your executor asks the court to “prove” (probate) your will. This is usually necessary when your […]

WHAT B.C.’s NEW WILLS LAW MEANS FOR YOU

Posted in: Wills and Estates- May 06, 2014 Comments Off on WHAT B.C.’s NEW WILLS LAW MEANS FOR YOU

There’s a sweeping new wills law in B.C. you should know about. Called the Wills, Estate and Succession Act (WESA), it came into effect on March 31, 2014. WESA overhauls many of the rules about wills and what can happen with your estate – some of the new rules could affect you. Let’s start with […]

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