WESA Changes

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 […]

By |2017-10-30T16:58:04-08:0011:40 pm|News and Updates, Wills|

A Will for Every Family

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 […]

By |2017-10-30T16:58:04-08:0012:00 am|Wills|

What happens if you don’t have a will?

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 […]

By |2017-10-30T16:58:05-08:0011:06 pm|Wills|

Joint Tenants or Tenants in Common: who gets your share?

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 […]

By |2017-10-30T16:58:05-08:005:37 am|Real Estate, Wills|