You may have heard about a Representation Agreement before, which is a key legal document that a person in British Columbia needs to plan for their own personal health care. A Representation Agreement is a legally enforceable document that can be used if you are not able to speak for yourself. If you are unconscious … Continued
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If you were a client at DBM, you would hear us talk about wills and estate planning a lot. That’s because, if you have any assets, children or a life partner, there is simply no more important document you can make than your will. Your will makes sure that your precise wishes are carried out … Continued
More than in most other regions in Canada, renting is a way of life in the Lower Mainland. Knowing your renters’ rights under tenancy law is important in making sure your living situation is a fair one, especially in Greater Vancouver’s eternally hot rental market. If you need legal representation for your tenancy law situation, … Continued
Although a will is intended to outline a person’s last wishes in full, settling an estate can nevertheless be a complicated process. 1. “Executor” is a complex role Often the testator (the person who made the will) will choose an executor (a person appointed to carry out the will) who has a law or accounting … Continued
Many residents in Metro Vancouver, including in the Tri-Cities, are renters. And many of the people they rent from are private homeowners. Often tenancy relationships go smoothly, but there are times they don’t—whether it’s a dispute over rent increases, failure to make repairs, unpaid rent, or eviction. If discussion between you and your landlord or … Continued
The most secure way to prepare your last will and testament is with a wills and estates lawyer. While it is possible to write your own, a do-it-yourself will is no comparison for one drafted under guidance of a legal professional. A lawyer will take into account factors about estate planning you are most likely … Continued
There are many factors to consider when estate planning in British Columbia. This is especially true if you’re a small business owner. When Estate planning you must keep your small business in mind in order to save your partners legal hassle, help to reduce taxes, and provide guidance for any heirs to your company. Hiring … Continued
Setting up a trust happens for several reasons. These include ensuring family members’ financial stability in the future, donating funding to a favourite charity, and providing security for a dependent who has disabilities. A trust is a legal relationship in which one person (the “settlor”) declares that some of their assets are to be used … Continued
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