Provincial Court Family Rules

January 24th, 2020 by FH&P Lawyers

Wesley Shields, a family lawyer in our office was appointed as a member of the Provincial Court Family Rules Working Group in 2017. The Committee began its work in 2014 on implementing changes and…

New York New Years 2019

January 20th, 2020 by FH&P Lawyers

​For New Years Eve 2019, FH&P Lawyers were proud to serve hot chocolate to anyone who had attended New York New Years in Stuart Park. The event started at 6pm and ran until 9pm. This is the 8th annual…

FH&P Lawyers New Office Now Open in Penticton

December 23rd, 2019 by FH&P Lawyers

FH&P Lawyers is very excited to announce the opening of our new location at 74 Wade Avenue, Penticton. This will be our second location in the South Okanagan and we are delighted to continue serving…

FH&P Lawyers and Staff Give Back

December 23rd, 2019 by FH&P Lawyers

As a community minded firm, we wanted to give back in a meaningful way to those most vulnerable at this time of year. The Central Okanagan Journey Home Society has a 5-year plan to address…

Moral Obligations When Writing your Will - Contemporary Standards of B.C.

July 31st, 2019 by FH&P Lawyers

In most cases, a will-maker has testamentary autonomy, the complete freedom to dispose of one’s estate as they see fit. However, certain situations necessitate the involvement of the court to override…

Estate Grants - Administration

July 19th, 2019 by FH&P Lawyers

An estate grant of Administration is a grant by the Supreme Court appointing an individual to act as the administrator of the estate. This grant is typically necessary if the deceased dies without a…

How do I determine who will be my child's guardian?

July 11th, 2019 by Erin Cram

There are often challenges when someone dies without a Will, but it can be particularly problematic if the person who has died is a parent and guardian of a minor child.

Drafting a Will - Do's and Don'ts

July 4th, 2019 by Colin Flannigan

Writing a will is an essential step to planning the future of your assets, as well as ensuring your family and loved ones will always be taken care of. Wills allow you to maintain control of what…

Estate Grants: Grant of Probate

June 26th, 2019 by FH&P Lawyers

Probate is a process through which the court validates the authenticity of a will. Once the process is complete, the court issues a Grant of Probate. A Grant of Probate allows institutions to verify…

FH&P is the proud title sponsor for the Special Olympics program in Kelowna Fundraising Golf Classic for the 8th consecutive year

June 19th, 2019 by FH&P Lawyers

FH&P Lawyers is proud to continue our support of the Special Olympics program in Kelowna, as the title sponsor of the Fundraising Golf Classic for the 8th consecutive year.

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#HumboldtStrong

We are all one team. On April 12th, 2018 we came together as a nation in our jerseys to show support for the community of Humboldt.

Is my foreign Will valid in BC?

In order to avoid frustration creating an Estate Plan in British Columbia, Canada, have your Will checked by a Wills lawyer to ensure it complies with Canadian formal requirements and de facto reflects your wishes.

What to do with the Family Home Following Separation

Often in family cases, the parties’ family home is the most significant asset. Separating spouses usually have difficulty residing under the same roof together so need to come up with an interim agreement or court order to address what to do with the family home.