What Is Probate? Probate refers to the process whereby a Will is approved by the Court as the last valid will of a deceased person and confirming and giving legal authority to the executor named in the will to administer the Estate. Administration of the Estate is the process of dealing with the assets and […]
Planning Estates | Making Wills
- Estate Planning
- Representation Agreements
- Powers of Attorney
In a long-established law practice that has assisted large number of Penticton and area clients over the years, it's inevitable that you will deal with a multitude of Estate, Will and inheritance matters.
The lawyers of Mott Welsh have helped a great many clients draw up their Wills and implement Estate plans as well as work with Executors and families in probating Wills and administering and settling Estates with practical insight and understanding of the legal considerations.
In addition to individual legal Wills, comprehensive planning includes setting up a Power of Attorney and a Representation Agreement.
Each individual's circumstances merit careful consideration in order to structure their Will in such a way that their final wishes are carried out. Careful thought must be given to current legislation the effect of recent court cases on their Estate and prevailing legal interpretations.
Wills and Estate planning must also be kept up-to-date, reflecting the current circumstances of the individual. Provisions that were appropriate at different stages of life may either be superfluous or actually detrimental as the years pass, children grow-up, relationships change and financial considerations evolve.
We welcome any questions you may have regarding your Will or planning your Estate.
Questions? Give us a call! Local 250 492-2425 or Toll Free 1-877-492-2644.
What is A Representation Agreement? In 1999 the Representation Agreement was introduced in British Columbia in the Representation Agreement Act of BC. This new instrument should be included in any Estate Plan. A Representation Agreement creates one document that can give a representative you select the legal power to carry out your wishes if it […]
“…54% of Canadians do not have a Will”* Unfortunately, a great many people either neglect to make a will during their lifetime* or fail to keep their Will up-to-date with their current circumstances. If they die without a Will the legal term is that they are intestate at the time of their death. This may […]
Wills and Estate Planning No one knows when they will die. The impact of a death on spouses, children and dependents and other family members is at least disruptive and can often be stressful for the family. Frequently a key cog in the family is taken away. We can alleviate much of the dislocation, however, […]
Is Your Will Up to Date? In British Columbia, whatever the value of your assets, you have the right to decide how your assets and possessions will be distributed, direct the care of your minor children and decide who will look after the carrying out of your wishes. Perhaps you have certain items you would […]