Estate Planning – A Primer (British Columbia)

The uncertainty and disruption created by COVID-19, the prevailing unpredictable and uncertain political environment, and a wavering economy, not to mention potential additional levels and rates of taxation, naturally encourage people to think about their own personal affairs…

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Estate Planning Update

Planning Your Estate The lawyers of Barbeau Evans LLP, in concert with tax advisers, provide individuals, families and business clients with comprehensive estate planning advice, individually suited to their specific needs, to ensure the orderly succession of assets…

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Wills, Estates and Succession Act Coming into Force

The long awaited Wills, Estates and Succession Act (“WESA”) will be coming into force on March 31, 2014 and it will bring with it many changes to the current wills, estates and succession laws in British Columbia. Consequently,…

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The Perils of Joint Tenancy with Children

A recent case decided by the Supreme Court of British Columbia, Eng (Re), demonstrates the risk parents take when adding their children to title to their property in joint tenancy.  Adding a child as a joint tenant on…

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