Touchstone Law Group LLP
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Kelowna, B.C., V1Y 8N3
Office Tel: (250) 448-2637
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05
SEP
2018

I just received an Inheirtance….do I have to accept it?

What happens when you receive an inheritance from a friend, family member or loved one that you don’t really want?  What if it is a piece of polluted swampland with major environmental concerns? What if the inheritance puts a beneficiary offside any social assistance he or she...
20
AUG
2018

Unstapling a Will

Did you know that you should not unstaple an original will? In this article we will discuss some of the reasons why it is important to keep a will stapled once signed. A will is a legal instrument which sets out how the will maker’s estate (including assets and liabilities) will...
03
APR
2018

Make a Will Week

April 8 -14 is Make a Will Week in BC!  Did you know that just over half of the BC population do NOT have a valid and legally enforceable will1? Make a Will Week is a BC Government Initiative to encourage people to … you guessed it… make a will! If you don’t have a will your...
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...
18
SEP
2017

Problems that Arise When Someone Dies Without a Will

A will is a legal document which sets out how your estate (including both your assets and liabilities) will be distributed upon your death.  If you pass away without a validly executed will, your estate will be distributed in accordance with the default “intestacy” rules set out...
29
AUG
2017

Where to Store Your Will

A will is a legal instrument which sets out how your estate (including both your assets and liabilities) will be distributed upon your death. If you are considering whether or not you should make a will, please see our blog article “When Should You Make a Will?”...
13
JUL
2017

REFRESHER: British Columbia Home Owner Mortgage and Equity Partnership Program (BC HOME Partnership – BCHP)

The BC Home Owner Mortgage and Equity Partnership is a program that offers financial support to first-time homebuyers in British Columbia for entry into the housing market. The program provides repayable loans that have been granted to help first time homebuyers achieve their...