Wills, Estates & Trusts

Wills, Estates & Trusts

Having a Will is like carrying an umbrella in case of rain. You hope that you won't need the umbrella, but it is always wise to be prepared. Living in British Columbia where we are no strangers to rain, we know that we will always need an umbrella sooner or later - just like a Will!

Few people appreciate that a Will is one of the most important documents that they will ever sign. A Will sets out your wishes as to how you want your Estate (what you own) to be divided and also appoints Executors and Trustees to administer your Estate; Guardians to take care of your children and includes specific bequests, directions, and exclusions. If you don't have a Will, your Estate will be administered in accordance with the strict provisions of the Wills, Estates and Succession Act of British Columbia, which will probably not reflect your wishes and will result in significantly more expense.

Our lawyers have experience and expertise in the following areas:

  • Estate planning
  • Preparation of Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Representation Agreements, and Living Wills
  • Obtaining Grant of Letters of Probate where a person dies with a Will
  • Obtaining Grant of Letters of Administration where a person dies without a Will
  • Contesting a Will
  • Estate litigation
  • Relaxed tax matters

We work closely accountants, tax advisors, and financial advisors. We are good listeners as we strive to ensure that we have full knowledge of your assets and personal circumstances to ensure that your Will reflects your wishes.

We prepare well-crafted Wills at reasonable rates that protect your loved ones and the assets that you have worked so hard to accumulate.

Before we meet, we suggest that you read and complete this Questionnaire to provide us with essential information and to help us identify issues and concerns to discuss with you.