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…

(Audio) Gillian Dougans discusses marijuana in Canada.

May 16th, 2017 by Gillian Dougans

Gillian Dougans discusses marijuana in Canada.

(Audio) Nancy Ling discusses survivorship as well as what happens when someone is presumed to be deceased.

May 2nd, 2017 by Nancy Ling

Nancy Ling discusses survivorship as well as what happens when someone is presumed to be deceased.

(Audio) Clay Williams discusses Law Week and the civil resolution tribunal

April 18th, 2017 by Clay Williams

Clay Williams discusses Law Week and the civil resolution tribunal

(Audio) Colin Flannigan discusses seniors in BC and poverty.

April 11th, 2017 by FH&P Lawyers

Colin Flannigan discusses seniors in BC and poverty.

(Audio) Colin Flannigan discusses seniors in BC and poverty.

April 11th, 2017 by Colin Flannigan

Colin Flannigan discusses seniors in BC and poverty.

(Audio) Daniel Shea Discusses Divorce with Children

April 4th, 2017 by Dan Shea

Daniel Shea discusses divorce with children with AM1150.

(Audio) Nancy Ling Discusses Family Estate Planning

March 28th, 2017 by Nancy Ling

Nancy Ling discusses modern family estate planning with AM1150.

(Audio) Colin Flannigan Discusses Estranged Children and Wills

March 14th, 2017 by Colin Flannigan

Colin Flannigan discusses estranged children and wills with AM1150.

(Audio) Dustin Merritt Discusses Franchise Business Law

March 7th, 2017 by Dustin Merritt

Dustin Merritt discusses franchise business law with AM1150.

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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.