Nicole is training Department of Justice lawyers on the basics of will drafting for the DoJ pro bono wills clinic for low income seniors. Where: People's Law School, 900 Howe Street, Vancouver, BC
If you have a Will, getting married automatically revokes your Will, unless the Will contains a declaration that it is made in contemplation of the marriage . Without a new Will, your estate would pass on an intestacy, undoing all the organization you did to get your previous estate planning in place. Moving [...]
The Department of Justice has designed a new Wills Clinic where DOJ lawyers will draft simple wills for low-income seniors and terminally ill people at a weekly clinic at the Justice Access Centre in the downtown Vancouver courthouse. Clients will be able to book a series of appointments in order to have their wills prepared [...]
Nicole Garton to Present at the Canadian Institute of Financial Planners 10th Annual National Conference
Nicole Garton will present on estate planning at the Canadian Institute of Financial Planners (CIFPs) 10th Annual National Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia on May 29th. The Canadian Institute of Financial Planners is a member association for financial planners in Canada. Each year, CIFPs sponsors a conference that has evolved to become the biggest in [...]
Nicole Garton is scheduled to be a guest on the Bill Good Show to discuss estate planning basics on March 14th, 2012.
The Adult Guardianship and Planning Statutes Amendment Act, 2007 (the “Act”) came into force on September 1, 2011 and revises the Power of Attorney Act (“POAA”), Representation Agreement Act and Health Care (Consent) and Care Facility (Admission) Act (“HCC”). The amendments to the POAA provide greater legislative certainty in both creating and exercising enduring powers [...]
I had the opportunity to be a guest on the Bill Good Show on May 31st which was a lot of fun. A description of and an audio link to the interview are below: THE WORST FIGHT OF ALL What could be uglier than children fighting over their dead parent’s estate? Not much… but it’s [...]
I enjoyed presenting today on estate disputes and how to avoid them on the BC Almanac show on CBC Radio One, hosted by Mark Forsythe. A link to the podcast is here or here.
One of the main reasons that intended parents choose anonymous sperm donors instead of donors they know is that the current law does not provide a mechanism for a sperm donor to formally relinquish legal parenthood, unless the intended mother has a partner who can adopt the child and the donor consents at the time [...]