The 4 types of people in an estate plan

On Behalf of Porter Ramsay LLP | Jan, 19, 2021 | Wills And Estates

Putting together an estate plan can be a very personal process with very individual decisions. Despite the personal nature of such planning, the reality is that there are four groups of people implicated in the decisions made. It is important for planners to think carefully about each group and communicate effectively where possible to allow for more straightforward estate administration. The four groups are: Beneficiaries: These are the people who will get assets after death. Depending on the details in the will, beneficiaries may receive a percentage of the value of assets, or they may be left with a specific... View Article

What to do if one’s parental rights are being challenged

On Behalf of Porter Ramsay LLP | Jan, 14, 2021 | Family Law

For many parents, managing time with the children and parental responsibilities are among the key concerns when ending a marriage. In British Columbia, both parents have equal rights regarding their children, unless otherwise decided by a court. However, it is still prudent for parents to take steps to preserve and cement their role in their child’s life immediately following divorce, especially if the other parent is challenging those rights. Here are a few things that can be done to help protect one’s parental rights: Ask a lawyer for specifics about the province’s child custody laws, and for advice on how... View Article