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Getting Married? Time to Update your Will

  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 [...]

By | March 19th, 2012|Estate Planning, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Getting Married? Time to Update your Will

Nicole Garton to train Department of Justice Lawyers for New Pro Bono Wills Clinic

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 [...]

By | March 15th, 2012|Estate Planning, Events, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Nicole Garton to train Department of Justice Lawyers for New Pro Bono Wills Clinic

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 [...]

By | February 24th, 2012|Estate Planning, Events, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Nicole Garton to Present at the Canadian Institute of Financial Planners 10th Annual National Conference

New Incapacity Planning Legislation In Force in BC September 1, 2011

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 [...]

By | September 11th, 2011|Estate Planning, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Advocating a mechanism for sperm donors to relinquish legal parenthood

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 [...]