Touchstone Law Group LLP
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Kelowna, B.C., V1Y 8N3
Office Tel: (250) 448-2637
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13
DEC
2017

Do-It-Yourself Will Kits

Occasionally, we see wills that have been created with Do-It-Yourself Will Kits found online or at various retail stores.  While these “DIY wills” may seem like a good idea to quickly and cheaply draft a will, they often create more problems than they solve. Firstly, DIY wills...
16
JAN
2017

New Year Review

I don’t know about you, but by the 3rd week of January the turkey effect (and chocolate effect) has finally started to wear off and I become motived and energized to start preparing for the new year.  What do I want to accomplish this year? What can I accomplish this year?  What...
22
NOV
2016

Don’t Forget About Your Pets in Will

Have you considered naming your pet as a beneficiary in your will?  One of the most controversial and high-profile cases of putting a pet in a will was in 2007, when U.S. billionaire Leona Helmsley left her dog, a white Maltese named Trouble, a $12-million (U.S.) trust fund. Her...
27
JUL
2015

Are Estate Planning Documents Executed Outside of BC Effective Here?

Did you know that estate planning documents (such as a will, power of attorney, representation agreement, etc.) executed outside of BC may not be effective in BC? The good news is that whether you moved to BC last week or 10 years ago, it is not too late to review your estate...
31
MAR
2015

WESA One Year Later – Changes in the Wills legislation and the impacts on your Will

The Wills, Estates and Succession Act SBC 2009, c. 13 (“WESA”) came into force one year ago (March 31, 2014) and drastically overhauled B.C.’s wills & estates legislative framework.  One of the questions we get asked most often is whether a Will signed...
10
JUL
2014

Committee Applications

A Committee application may be necessary when a person by reason of mental infirmity arising from disease, age or otherwise, becomes incapable of managing his or her own affairs and the requisite estate planning documents are not already in place ( i.e. enduring power of attorney...