FH&P lawyers’ Colin Flannigan gives guidelines on Tuesday Morning Law Talk on AM 1150 with Phil Johnson.

April 12th, 2019 by FH&P Lawyers

So you’ve been appointed Power of Attorney; what next? “Initially, forget the honor of being appointed” says Colin, “Focus, instead, on what the needs of the donor are. This includes financial…

Kelowna Cyclist Rights, Responsibilities, and what to do if you're in an Accident

April 1st, 2019 by FH&P Lawyers

As a cyclist, it’s important that you take the proper safety precautions, are aware of the rules of the road, and know your rights and how to protect yourself in the event that you are in a motor…

Is Mediation for me? When to resort to alternative dispute resolution

March 7th, 2019 by FH&P Lawyers

Legal proceedings can be long, expensive, and time consuming. There is an alternative or complementary process which may allow parties in a dispute to settle it faster and cheaper than going to…

FH&P Lawyers LLP welcome the clients of Schwartz & Co.

February 27th, 2019 by FH&P Lawyers

The team here at FH&P Lawyers LLP want to extend their congratulations to Steven Schwartz on his appointed to the Supreme Court of B.C. as a Master of the Court by the Government of British Columbia.

FH&P Lawyers celebrates decades of staff dedication at Yvonne Gramiak and Carroll Barker's anniversary party

February 22nd, 2019 by FH&P Lawyers

Loyal and dedicated staff are a major pillar for the firm’s long standing success.

FH&P Lawyers LLP welcomes Murray Bye to the firm

February 20th, 2019 by FH&P Lawyers

FH&P Lawyers LLP is pleased to announce Murray Bye has joined the team as our Chief Operating Officer.

Proudly Serving the Okanagan for Over a Century

February 7th, 2019 by FH&P Lawyers

​FH&P Lawyers LLP can trace its ancestry back in time to before Kelowna was incorporated as a city in 1905.

Business Practices and Consumer Protection Act: Direct Sales, Distance Sales and Prepaid Purchase Cards

February 5th, 2019 by FH&P Lawyers

It’s a classic scenario — someone rings your doorbell or calls your home to ‘make you an offer you can’t refuse’ on a product or service that they are selling. Whether it’s a robust cable package, a…

From meditation to mediation: How Kristin Greenough maintains a balance of Yoga and the law

January 30th, 2019 by FH&P Lawyers

As far as settings go, a lawyer’s office and a yoga studio seem oxymoronic, an unspoken rule forbidding one from entering the space of the other. FH&P’s Kristin Greenough, however, refutes this…

Dad cut me out of the will — what are my options?

January 25th, 2019 by FH&P Lawyers

Dealing with the passing of a family member, especially a parent, is a painful and emotional process. What can make this process even more difficult is finding out that you were not included in their…

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

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 the wishes of the will-maker. When drafting your will, what moral obligations do you keep in mind? Do strained social and familial ties serve as enough of a reason to cut certain people out of your will? If the reasons are seemingly discriminatory, (such as based on gender, race, sexuality, social class, or otherwise) does the court have the discretion to decide on your behalf? To understand the extent of your autonomy in your will, it is highly beneficial to understand the bounds of contemporary community standards in BC court.

Estate Grants - Administration

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 will (intestate). A Grant of Administration gives an administrator the official right and recognition to act on behalf of the estate.

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

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.