Can You Disinherit Your Child? Is it Possible to Disinherit a Child in BC? It is possible to disinherit your adult child in your will, but your reasons for doing so must be considered valid and rational, otherwise, the child in question can dispute the will and potentially have it changed. The B.C. Wills Variation…

What is the Difference Between a Will & an Estate Plan? Wondering about the difference between a will and an estate plan? Here is what you need to know. Get in Touch What is a Will? A will is a legal document outlining what will happen to your assets after you die. This includes naming…

How to Talk About Inheritance with Your Family Talking to your family and loved ones about your estate plan is a good idea because it helps ensure that everyone has the information they need, knows what to expect when the time comes, and helps prevent potential family conflict. Get Help With Your Estate Planning Starting…

What Do I Do If My Loved One Died Without a Will? Dying without a will is called “dying intestate.” Although it is highly recommended that all adults create a will, many people do not get around to it and end up dying intestate. Here is what happens if your loved one dies without a…

Can a Handwritten Amendment Alter an Existing Will? If you alter your will with a handwritten note, does that count as a legal alteration of the will? The answer is more complex than a simple “yes” or “no.” Get Help Writing a Will Handwritten Amendments If you have had your will prepared by a lawyer…

Having Belongings Valued After a Death There is more to managing a loved one’s estate than dealing with bank accounts and property. There are also the smaller items around their home that may be valuable, such as jewelry, antique furniture, and collectibles. It can be hard to know where to start with items like this,…

Estate Planning for Digital Assets We live in the digital age, which means that more and more people have valuable or sentimental property that is stored entirely online or on a laptop. Many people do not think about how digital assets factor into estate planning, but keeping these assets in mind when creating your will…

  What is Estate Litigation? If, after a person passes away, there are major disputes over how the deceased’s estate should be divided and distributed, a party may pursue litigation to resolve the dispute. This can happen if beneficiaries and/or family members disagree on the legitimacy of the will or the deceased’s wishes. Estate litigation…

Estate planning is the process of planning for what will happen to your property and other assets after you pass away. This includes designating individuals to receive specific assets and to carry out certain responsibilities, such as acting as the executor of your will. Here is a brief summary of the most important things that…

Why Hire a Professional to Handle My Inheritance? When you pass away, your loved ones are going to be going through a difficult time no matter what. You cannot prevent your loved ones from feeling the sadness of your loss, but you can at least make the administrative aspect of your passing easier on them…

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