The Government of British Columbia has been working over the past few years to overhaul succession planning legislation in an effort to modernize old laws.
The most recent Wills, Estates and Succession Act (WESA), which took effect March 31, 2014, presents some fairly significant changes to the former Wills Act.
What are the changes that come with WESA and how will these […]
Modern families come in many different forms. One parent, two parents, extended family, with kids and without. No matter what members make up your family, they need—and deserve—financial protection.
Despite the fact that only half of the adult population of British Columbia have wills in place, this is one of the most important things you can do to financially safeguard your […]
Was making a will one of your 2014 New Years’ Resolutions?
By February, it’s easy to forget the promises you made to yourself early in the New Year. Or maybe it’s been on your resolution list for a few years now.
You’re not alone —roughly half of British Columbians don’t have a will in place. It’s one of […]
The law regarding intestacy is set to change in British Columbia in early 2014
Early in 2014 the laws governing Wills and Estates in British Columbia will change substantially. The Wills, Estates and Succession Act takes effect March 31, 2014, replacing the Estate Administration Act. This new statute replaces most of the laws currently governing Wills and Estates in B.C. Whether […]
When you purchase property with another person, or persons, you will need to decide how you will be registered on title. Obviously, it will be important to make sure that your name is spelled correctly and that your interest, whether that be 50% or otherwise, is correctly noted.
Equally important, but not often previously considered, is whether you want to be […]