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…
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
Loyal and dedicated staff are a major pillar for the firm’s long standing success.
Business Practices and Consumer Protection Act: Direct Sales, Distance Sales and Prepaid Purchase Cards
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…
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…
What better way to de-stress than breathing fresh mountain air and skiing with like-minded people? None!
This spring, FH&P Lawyers is proud to support the OCCA’s Chinese Spring Lantern Festival. The festival will feature a Chinese New Year Dinner, performances, multiple booths, door prizes, and many…
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.
Drafting a Will - Do's and Don'ts
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 happens to your life’s earnings. This could mean assets with monetary value, such as real estate, bank accounts, and businesses, but it could also mean things of sentimental value, such as family heirlooms and pets. Wills allow you the agency to appoint who you believe is the best fit to take care of your belongings after you pass. This gives clarity and ease of administration to your loved ones. When you make a will, you ensure that you decide what happens to your assets, as opposed to the government. It gives you the peace of mind of maximizing the number of belongings you have going to beneficiaries. When writing a will, one must take concise action and take numerous things into consideration. As such, we at FH&P have compiled a list of a few Do’s and Don’ts to help with the process:
Estate Grants: Grant of Probate
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 they are dealing with the right executor and the will presented is the correct will. Not all wills need to be probated