Heritage Law

220 – 545 Clyde Avenue
West Vancouver, BC V7T 1C5

Phone: 778-786-0615
Fax: 778-786-0616
Email: info@bcheritagelaw.com

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About Nicole Garton

Nicole Garton, B.A., LL.B. is the principal of Heritage Law and practices in the areas of wills, estates and family law.

Probate and Estate Administration During Social Distancing

Heritage Law continues to assist clients with probates and estate administration matters during social distancing. Despite the British Columbia Supreme Court suspending all regular operations on March 19, 2020 until further notice, the Probate Registry is still open for processing paper applications received by mail. As probate applications may be delayed due to limited staff [...]

By | March 27th, 2020|Estate Administration, Probate|0 Comments

New Transparency Register Requirements for BC Companies

There are important upcoming changes to corporate law in BC, specifically the requirement of private companies to create and maintain a Transparency Register, which is a register of individuals having significant control over a company. A new required Transparency Register must list: any individual who is the beneficial or registered owner of, or has “indirect [...]

By | March 27th, 2020|Corporate Law|0 Comments

Estate Planning During Social Distancing

Heritage Law is still working with clients to get their estate plans organized during social distancing. To proceed, the steps are: 1. Fill out our online questionnaire: https://www.bcheritagelaw.com/new-cli…/estate-planning-file/ and scan to admin@bcheritagelaw.com or fax us two pieces of ID to 778-786-0616 2. Review various estate planning options which may apply to your family, including pricing: [...]

By | March 26th, 2020|Estate Planning|0 Comments

Ways to Practice Law to Facilitate Retaining Women in the Legal Profession – Some Strategies that Worked for Me

I’m excited and honoured to be asked to present to the CBABC Women’s Law Forum – Victoria section meeting today on January 22nd, to held at the Law Offices of Nanuq Law in Victoria, BC at 5:30pm, about new ways of practicing law to facilitate keeping women in practice.  Women have been participating in the [...]

By | January 22nd, 2020|Practice of Law|0 Comments

Successful Settlement of a Wills Variation Claim

I’m looking forward to appearing in the Supreme Court of BC tomorrow to obtain court approval of a comprehensive Settlement Agreement reached between parties to a wills variation claim, pursuant to s. 60 of the Wills, Estates and Succession Act.  Although a complete and final settlement of the claim has been reached among all parties, [...]

By | January 9th, 2020|Estate Litigation, Estate Mediation|0 Comments

Estate and Elder Mediation: Essential Information for Families

In estate and elder disputes, there is often a complex web of issues, interests and motivations. A skilled mediator can help manage a complex environment of multiple parties, family dynamics, financial issues, legal issues, health issues and often strong emotions. While it may not be the best process for every situation, there are many estate and elder disputes that could benefit from mediation. With the help of an experienced, impartial mediator, it is a solution-oriented option for families who seek a workable, higher quality resolution for disputes without the delays, stress and costs of formal litigation.

By | October 19th, 2019|Estate Mediation|0 Comments

Can Moving Out Of The Country Get You Off The Hook From Paying Child Support?

Mayall v. Kebarle - 2018 BCSC 170 Can moving out of the country get you off the hook from paying child support? A recent BC decision says no. While moving to Belize may let you escape the cold weather, it will not release you from your legal obligations. Courts will grant child support variations if [...]

By | May 18th, 2018|Adult Guardianship, Divorce, Family Law|0 Comments

Divorce in Your Future? Checklist for Pre, During and Post-Divorce

Pre-Divorce/Preventative To Do’s Preliminary If you are in a situation where abuse or violence is present, even if it is not physical abuse, call VictimLink at 1-800-563-0808 to speak with an advocate or support person about your options, and they can connect you with shelters and other safe temporary housing, and get you support for [...]

By | April 10th, 2017|Divorce|0 Comments