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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Incapacity: How to Plan Ahead and What to Do If You Haven’t

Terminal City Club 837 West Hastings Street Vancouver, BC V7L 0B1 We invite you to join Monique Shebbeare and Angelique Poutissou of Heritage Law for lunch and a review of the current law of incapacity in BC. Monique will discuss the essentials of incapacity planning, including upcoming changes to the law commencing on September 1, [...]

By | May 17th, 2011|Events, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Incapacity: How to Plan Ahead and What to Do If You Haven’t

Handing Down the Cottage

The greatest hurdle to handing down a cottage successfully is poor estate planning. There are two central issues to be aware of: 1. Capital Gains Taxes Taxation issues lie at the root of many cottage bequest problems.  The biggest issue that that capital gains taxes must be paid when the cottage is sold or gifted, [...]

By | May 6th, 2011|Estate Planning, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Handing Down the Cottage

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

Winding-up an Estate: Why does it take so long?

Please join us for lunch and an educational seminar, presented by Tanya Murray of Heritage Law. Tanya will present on "Winding-up an Estate: Why does it take so long?" and topics included will be Accounting, Holdbacks, Taxes, Executor Compensation and Dealing with Creditors Location : Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier 138 Victory Ship Way North [...]

By | January 13th, 2011|Events, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Winding-up an Estate: Why does it take so long?

Congratulations to Nicole Garton, recipient of the Business in Vancouver Top Forty Under 40 Award

Business in Vancouver’s Top Forty Under 40 profiles BC’s outstanding entrepreneurs, executives, managers and professionals in public or private business or in non-profit sectors. Winners are chosen based on such values as achievement, experience and innovation, vision, leadership and community involvement. Nicole Garton is the founder and managing partner of Heritage Law and a proponent [...]

By | December 28th, 2010|Business, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Congratulations to Nicole Garton, recipient of the Business in Vancouver Top Forty Under 40 Award

Nicole Garton and Heritage Law Featured in CBA National Magazine

Jordan Furlong, journalist, consultant and award-winning author of law blog Law21 featured Nicole Garton and Heritage Law in “Leading the Way” for the Canadian Bar Association’s National magazine’s September issue. Mr. Furlong cites Heritage Law as an example of a new class of “highly innovative start-up law firms (that) are taking on new markets, leveraging technology [...]

By | October 5th, 2010|Business, Public Affairs, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Nicole Garton and Heritage Law Featured in CBA National Magazine

Cheri Martin, Winner of the Annual Heritage Law Award of Excellence at Capilano University

I am Cheri Martin and I am 24 years old. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Criminology from Simon Fraser University, and I am currently working towards my diploma in the Paralegal Program at Capilano University. I absolutely love to travel and I have had the opportunity to visit countries [...]

By | July 16th, 2010|Business, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Cheri Martin, Winner of the Annual Heritage Law Award of Excellence at Capilano University

Nicole Garton recipient of the Canadian Bar Association BC Branch 2010 Work Life Balance Award

The award is in recognition of “demonstrating and promoting work life balance in the legal profession.”  The award was presented today at the CBABC Work Life Balance Section meeting at the Vancouver Club.  The award was presented by Justice Peter Leask.  The incoming CBABC President, Stephen McPhee, President, James Bond, and Executive Director, Caroline Nevin, [...]

By | June 24th, 2010|Business, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Nicole Garton recipient of the Canadian Bar Association BC Branch 2010 Work Life Balance Award