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Can a Signed Questionnaire be a Will?

The Supreme Court of BC recently found a Wills planning questionnaire could be considered to be the deceased’s Will (Garnett Estate v. Garnett Estate, 2013 BCSC 1731).  The deceased created a document in 2008 that was in …

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Walking Away from a Power of Attorney Instrument

We are often asked how a power of attorney instrument (“POA”) can be altered or revoked by the adult who made it.  There are also certain instances which cause a POA to be revoked, without any notice.

1.         Limits and …

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Power of Attorney Instruments for the Business Owner

Many individuals prepare an enduring power of attorney instrument (“EPOA”) as part of their estate plan.  It is a way to appoint a person to deal with your assets on your behalf, and can be used in the event of …

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Changes to the Power of Attorney Act (BC)

Effective September 1, 2011, several changes were made to the Power of Attorney Act relating to Enduring Power of Attorney instruments (“EPOA”).  Some of the changes to be aware of are as follows:

1. EPOAs made prior to the new …

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