Setting up a trust happens for several reasons. These include ensuring family members’ financial stability in the future, donating funding to a favourite charity, and providing security for a dependent who has disabilities.

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Litigation is the process by which two parties bring or contest a legal issue in court. Although all lawyers practice law, not all lawyers represent their clients at trial. A lawyer who does litigation, otherwise known as a litigator, is a lawyer who represents you at trial, in the courtroom.

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Ideally, an executor of a will has told their family where their will is kept. But this isn’t always the case. If you can’t find the will of your relative, things become more complicated at an already difficult time for the family.

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When you’ve just finished planning out every rustic detail of your dream wedding at Minnekhada Lodge in the beautiful forests of Coquitlam, lawyers and estate planning and even more paperwork is the furthest thing from your mind.

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After all the hard work that goes into setting up a successful business, the last thing anyone wants is for a business partner dispute to tear it all down. Managing partnership disagreements quickly and fairly is to the benefit of your company, your employees, your clients—and yourself.

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We’re often told we should never settle. And while that may be true when it comes to love, it’s certainly not the case when it comes to the law. The decision to settle a lawsuit—that is, finding a resolution without taking the case to court—can in fact be the best way to end a legal dispute.

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While there are several different scenarios that can lead to a person being disinherited by a parent, the end result is always the same: hurt and confusion. No one expects to find themselves in a disinheritance situation, and it often comes as an added shock during an already difficult time.

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Your Children Could Be Placed with the State The welfare of one’s child is the highest priority in any parent’s mind. Part of providing the best care for a child means making provisions for their happiness in any possible scenario—including one without you in it. If you don’t have a will, you don’t get any say in who looks after your children. In the absence of any appropriate relative, that could even be the state.

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It’s an unfortunate but sometimes unavoidable situation: you have a worker who isn’t working out, and they need to go.

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Effective August 2, 2016, an additional property transfer tax applies to residential property transfers to foreign entities in the Greater Vancouver Regional District.

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