FH&P Lawyers LLP welcomes David Horvath to the Firm

June 29th, 2018 by FH&P Lawyers

FH&P Lawyers LLP is pleased to announce David Horvath has joined the team as an associate of the firm.

FH&P Lawyers Continues to Support the Special Olympics British Columbia

June 6th, 2018 by FH&P Lawyers

FH&P Lawyers has been and continues to be, the title sponsor of the Annual Special Olympics Golf Tournament since 2012.

Wills for Westbank First Nations People Living on Reserve Land

May 14th, 2018 by FH&P Lawyers

Are you curious about the laws surrounding wills for Westbank First Nations people living on reserve land?

FH&P Lawyers LLP welcomes Kristin Greenough to the firm

April 23rd, 2018 by FH&P Lawyers

FH&P Lawyers LLP is pleased to announce Kristin Greenough has joined the team as an associate of the firm.

FH&P Lawyers LLP is pleased to announce Gillian M. Dougans as Partner and Dylan Switzer as Managing partner.

April 16th, 2018 by FH&P Lawyers

FH&P Lawyers LLP is pleased to announce Gillian M. Dougans as Partner and Dylan Switzer as Managing partner.

#HumboldtStrong

April 12th, 2018 by FH&P Lawyers

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?

March 28th, 2018 by FH&P Lawyers

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…

What to do with the Family Home Following Separation

March 5th, 2018 by Heidi Taylor

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…

What are Life Estates

February 28th, 2018 by Nancy Ling

In these days of readily available information, there are many things that a person can figure out for themselves. However, much like auto repair and DIY home repairs, there is the potential to create…

How to exit your business successfully: Market proven strategies to maximize your after-tax proceeds and minimize your risk

February 23rd, 2018 by Nancy Ling

This seminar is designed for business owners contemplating a succession plan for their business and wishing to maximize their after-tax proceeds.

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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.