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.

Buying your first home? We’re here to help.

February 22nd, 2018 by Colin Flannigan

If you’re looking to purchase your first home this year, and you are unsure as to what steps to take before taking the leap of faith, we are here to help.

The Benefits of Incorporating Your Business

January 18th, 2018 by Dustin Merritt

Incorporation offers a wide range of benefits for businesses of all sizes. Is incorporating the right option for your business?

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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