FH&P lawyers’ Colin Flannigan gives guidelines on Tuesday Morning Law Talk on AM 1150 with Phil Johnson.

April 12th, 2019 by Rebecca Tenna

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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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