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…

Do I need to hire a lawyer after my accident?

December 6th, 2017 by FH&P Lawyers

(AUDIO) Clay Williams Discusses Dog Bites, Pet Owner Liabilities and Personal Injury Law

July 12th, 2016 by Clay Williams

Clay Williams discusses dog bites, pet owner liabilities and personal injury law with AM1150.

(AUDIO) - Paul Johnson Discusses Personal Watercraft alcohol, Injury and Safety

June 20th, 2016 by FH&P Lawyers

Paul Johnson discusses water safety, alcohol, and personal injury.

Cycling on the Streets of Kelowna

June 16th, 2016 by Gillian Dougans

Can cars and bikes share the road? Yes! But it requires an effort on both parts.

(Audio) - Daniel Shea discusses motor vehicle accident injury insurance fraud.

March 8th, 2016 by Dan Shea

Listen as Daniel Shea discusses motor vehicle accident injury insurance fraud.

Winter Conditions? Pass with Caution

January 12th, 2016 by FH&P Lawyers

BC Court of Appeal confirms that a driver may be liable for unsafely passing a vehicle in winter conditions and causing an accident.

Social Media and your Personal Injury Claim

December 17th, 2015 by FH&P Lawyers

In a world interwoven with social media, insurance companies are increasingly using social media accounts to decrease the value of a personal injury claim. Being aware of how insurance companies will…

Underinsured Motorist Protection

April 16th, 2015 by FH&P Lawyers

In my last blog, I wrote about how a BC motorist is only obligated, as part of the process of licensing and insuring his or her vehicle, to purchase Basic Autoplan Insurance. Basic Autoplan Insurance…

Waivers in Sport, Recreation, and Adventure Tourism

November 4th, 2014 by Clay Williams

It is an annual tradition for my family to go to the mall in the fall and purchase our annual season ski passes. We get our pictures taken (and I have kept our passes for every year – they show the…

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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