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Estate Administration Pitfalls: Reverse Mortgages and the Bankrupt Estate

Often marketed as a solution to allow a homeowner over age 60 to remain in their home while borrowing the money needed for improvements or living expenses, reverse mortgages can present a nasty surprise for the borrower’s estate. A relatively small amount of money borrowed can become a surprisingly large debt. Because the debt is [...]

By | May 6th, 2011|Estate Administration, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Estate Administration Pitfalls: Reverse Mortgages and the Bankrupt Estate

Upcoming Changes to Family Law, Wills and Estates and Incapacity Legislation in BC

Join Karen Redmond and Nicole Garton-Jones of Heritage Law for lunch and a review of important upcoming changes to family law, wills and estates and incapacity legislation in BC. Karen Redmond will review proposed significant changes to British Columbia's family law legislation as set out in the Ministry of Attorney General White Paper on Family [...]

By | April 25th, 2011|Elder Law, Estate Administration, Estate Planning, Events, Family Law, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Upcoming Changes to Family Law, Wills and Estates and Incapacity Legislation in BC

What to do When Someone Has Died: A Checklist

Determine who will act as executor or administrator of estate; Maintain a record of all decisions made, steps taken and financial transactions; Contact funeral service provider to make funeral arrangements; Consider publishing an obituary (Vancouver Sun and Province, tel: 604-605-2254); Locate estate assets and safety deposit box, if applicable; Secure estate assets and ensure adequate [...]

By | August 25th, 2009|Estate Administration, Uncategorized|Comments Off on What to do When Someone Has Died: A Checklist

Where Can Cremated Remains be Scattered?

Cremated remains may be scattered in cemetery gardens especially created and dedicated for this purpose. The location of where the cremated remains have been scattered can be identified by name on a special memorial plaque or marker. Some cemeteries have rose gardens that are designed specifically for the scattering of cremated remains. There are no [...]

By | August 20th, 2009|Estate Administration, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Where Can Cremated Remains be Scattered?

Probate Actions – Proving a Will in Solemn Form

Until a grant of probate is issued, the executor does not have any legal right to deal with the assets of the testator. In order to obtain a grant of probate of a will, the will must be proved to the court. Probate actions are actions to prove a will in solemn form. The vast [...]

By | April 28th, 2009|Estate Administration, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Probate Actions – Proving a Will in Solemn Form