Categories for Estate Planning

Is a Power of Attorney still valid after death?

Powers of attorney are not valid after death, and here’s what you can do about that.

Is a Power of Attorney the same as an Executor?

Appointing an attorney and an executor make sure you are protected, and your family can help you.

What happens if you die without a Will?

If you die without a Will, you might be very unpleasantly surprised by what happens to your estate. Intestacy laws... View Article

How do I make a Power of Attorney for Health Care in BC?

Help your health care providers treat you more quickly and appropriately by appointing someone under a Representation Agreement to make decisions for you.

Informed Consent in BC

Health care professionals (like doctors) are required to get informed consent from you before treating you. This means you need to understand your situation, and your options.

Elder abuse at the end of long-term marriages

Elder abuse can happen between spouses in long term marriages, especially when one spouse has been diagnosed with a life-ending or life-limiting illness, and the other spouse has no skills to deal with that.

Do you need a lawyer to make your own Will in BC?

Of course you can make your own Will yourself; but there are several reasons why you might not be the best person to do this work.

Does a Will need to be notarized in BC?

Your Will doesn't need to be notarized in order to make it legal. Simply follow the instructions in the Wills Kit you buy, and the requirements of the Wills, Estates and Succession Act.

How do I make sure my personal care wishes are honoured?

[siteorigin_widget class=”WP_Widget_Media_Image”][/siteorigin_widget] If you’ve ever worried that you will be, at the end of your life, left alone in a... View Article

Is a handwritten Will legal?

[siteorigin_widget class=”WP_Widget_Media_Image”][/siteorigin_widget] Is a handwritten Will legal? In BC, a Will is not legal unless it complies with the legal... View Article