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
While there are several different scenarios that can lead to a person being disinherited by a parent, the end result is always the same: hurt and confusion. No one expects to find themselves in a disinheritance situation, and it often comes as an added shock during an already difficult time. However, if you’ve been disinherited, … Continued
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