Touchstone Law Group LLP
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Kelowna, B.C., V1Y 8N3
Office Tel: (250) 448-2637
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15
JUL
2019

Probating a Copy of a Will

  Creating proper estate planning documents is an important step in ensuring that your wishes are carried out upon your death. Equally as important, however, is ensuring that your estate planning documents are kept in a secure, safe place, so that your executor can access the...
06
MAY
2019

Help! I am an executor of an estate – what do I do with digital assets?

  Digital Assets? What are those? In the words of Wikipedia, a digital asset is anything that exists in a binary format and comes with the right to use.  Digital assets include but are not exclusive to: digital documents, audible content, motion picture, and other relevant...
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APR
2019

What Happens If a Co-Owner of Real Estate Dies?

  It is common for two or more individuals to own real estate together as co-owners. Before purchasing real estate with another individual it is important to consider what will happen if you or one of the other co-owners passes away. In this article we will discuss what happens...
19
FEB
2018

Introduction to Probate Fees

In most circumstances, a grant of probate (or administration) from the Supreme Court of British Columbia will be required to distribute your estate. The Probate Fee Act of British Columbia requires the payment of a “probate fee” if the value of the estate exceeds $25,000. In this...
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
NOV
2017

Multiple Wills

While most people have one will to address how they would like their assets to be distributed upon their death, it is also possible to create multiple wills that do not revoke one another.  In certain circumstances, the multiple wills strategy can be an effective tool for dealing...
16
OCT
2017

Choosing your Attorney, Executor and Representative

Choosing who to appoint as your attorney, executor and representative in your estate planning documents is one of the most important decisions you must make during the process of creating your estate plan. The most important thing is to choose someone you trust with the powers...
20
MAR
2017

Prior Consent to Physician Assisted Death

Since the Supreme Court of Canada decision in Carter v. Canada (Attorney General), 2015 SCC 5 (“Carter”),  many of our clients are interested in discussing the impact of that decision on their future health care planning.  Many of our clients want to know whether they could...
06
MAR
2017

Appointment of Guardians

Several of our clients first start thinking about estate planning after the birth of their first child (or second or third child).  One of their biggest concerns is who will look after their children in the event that they pass away? Or, who will look after their children should...
07
FEB
2017

Appointment of Guardians

Several of our clients first start thinking about estate planning after the birth of their first child (or second or third child).  One of their biggest concerns is who will look after their children in the event that they pass away? Or, who will look after their children should...
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