Wills and estates: The problem with an executor living abroad

On Behalf of Porter Ramsay LLP | Oct, 23, 2018 | Wills And Estates

Having an up-to-date comprehensive estate plan is always prudent. When it comes to wills and estates in British Columbia, having the right executor also means a great deal. But, what if that person isn’t living in the same province or even the same country? This may cause some problems. If an executor of a Canadian estate is living in the United States, he or she may have trouble getting access to a Canadian bank account. There may be issues regarding taxes in each country as well as the need for the executor to file federal and state tax returns in... View Article

Wills and estates: What to do when left out of a will

On Behalf of Porter Ramsay LLP | Oct, 09, 2018 | Wills And Estates

There is nothing that can cause more hurt and anxiety than being left out of a loved one’s will. A lot of feelings can be enmeshed in wills and estates. When a British Columbia resident finds that he or she has been left out of a will, there are things that can be done even though it may take some time. Contesting a will is becoming more common these days. The rationale behind increased litigation is because more people are amassing more wealth and there is more at stake in being left out of a loved one’s will. People are... View Article