Nearly every day, our clients pass along estate planning suggestions they have been offered by well-meaning bank staff, friends, neighbours, and the … [Read More...]
Power of Attorney and Private Company Shares – Tax Traps for the Unwary
Trustworthiness and competence are the two most important criteria when deciding whom to appoint as one’s attorney in one’s power of attorney for … [Read More...]
First Time Home Buyers’ Program
The first-time home buyers' program reduces or eliminates the amount of property transfer tax you pay when you purchase your first home. If you … [Read More...]
Canadian Powers of Attorney and United States Persons
Complications of appointing a US citizen or US resident under a Canadian power of attorney We frequently encounter folks who wish to appoint a US … [Read More...]
What About Unsigned Wills?
What makes a will valid in British Columbia? What makes an amendment to a will valid? These deceptively simple questions can require surprisingly … [Read More...]
It’s Never “Just a Will”
Why your lawyer is nosy about your assets when you just want a will. We often hear some variation of the following: “I have a simple life and I want … [Read More...]
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The law firm has been in business since 1987, serving the legal needs of the town of Ladysmith and the Cowichan Valley. We offer a broad range of legal services from buying or selling a home, refinancing, and incorporating a company, to wills and estates, divorces, family law agreements, and many things in-between.
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