In BC, a person making a Will appoints one or more persons to be an executor of a Will-maker’s estate. The executor of a Will is the person who is to carry out the instructions and wishes of the Will-maker as they set out in the Will. In general, the executor gathers in all the estate assets, pays funeral costs, debts and taxes, and then distributes what is left to the beneficiaries named in the Will. In most cases, an executor of a Will must apply for a Grant of Probate from the BC Supreme Court.

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Life insurance products vary in price and terms.

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“I feel the need—the need for speed,” declared Tom Cruise’s iconic character Maverick in Top Gun. Whether running late for an appointment or just in hurry to start the weekend—we’ve all felt that same need. While the impulse to speed may be universal, the truth is speeding is a major contributor to motor vehicle accidents in British Columbia.

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There are time limits for spousal support applications for legally married spouses and spouses living in a marriage–like relationship.

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When a couple goes through the difficult process of separating and/or divorcing and have children, the issue of which parent is going to have custody comes up.

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The Empty Homes Tax is a new tax on vacant or under-utilized properties within Greater Vancouver. We discussed the definitions and exemptions of this tax in an earlier blog post: The Empty Homes Tax in Vancouver.

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There is a reason settlement loans exist as an industry.

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A separation can have a profound effect on the family.  When parents separate, they will either, through agreement or through the courts, decide on when and how they will spend time with their children.  But Grandparents with a close relationship with their grandchildren are often left out of such agreements or orders.

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