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BC Court Divides Couple’s Donor Sperm Stored at Fertility Clinic

  The BC Supreme Court recently ordered that the donor sperm stored at a fertility clinic for a lesbian couple should be equally divided between them when they separated – with the result that the donor sperm could be used for insemination of a new spouse. To see the judgment in J.C.M. v. A.N.A., 2012 [...]

By | May 2nd, 2012|Family Law, Reproductive Law, Uncategorized|Comments Off on BC Court Divides Couple’s Donor Sperm Stored at Fertility Clinic

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

Elder and Adult Guardianship Mediation in BC: A New and Growing Field

Elder & Guardianship Mediation in BC Presentation to the Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch ADR-Vancouver Section on March 13, 2012 essentially a summary of Elder and Guardianship Mediation: A Report Prepared by The Canadian Centre for Elder Law, (CCEL Report No. 5), January 2012 (the “Report”)  The Report is available online at http://www.bcli.org/ccel/projects/elder-and-guardianshipmediation Funded by [...]

By | March 13th, 2012|Adult Guardianship, Elder Law, mediation, Uncategorized|1 Comment

Sperm Donors and the Not Quite Single Woman

What are the options for a woman who wants to be a mom but who is in a romantic relationship with someone who doesn’t want a child?   She can wait around and hope her partner changes his or her mind. That might work if she is 25 to 30 years old. If she is [...]

By | March 12th, 2012|Reproductive Law, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Sperm Donors and the Not Quite Single Woman

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