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24 07, 2019

What is a Representation Agreement?

By |2019-07-24T17:35:44-07:00July 24th, 2019|Uncategorized, Wills and Estates|

What is a Representation Agreement (RA)? A Representation Agreement is an important part of your estate documents. It allows you to appoint someone (known as a representative) to act on your behalf with respect to medical decisions should you be alive but unable to do so. What does it include? The document can include stipulations [...]

14 05, 2019

Five Things You Need to Know About Wills

By |2019-05-15T15:09:45-07:00May 14th, 2019|Wills and Estates|

1. When do I need a will? Our top question! If you are an adult who owns assets, has a spouse, or has children you should have a will. Though it is unpleasant to think about what should happen if you die, having a will safeguards you and ensures that your wishes are met regarding [...]

10 05, 2019

What is a Power of Attorney?

By |2019-05-15T16:16:05-07:00May 10th, 2019|Power of Attorney, Wills and Estates|

A Power of What? A Power of Attorney is a valuable part of an estate plan. By using a Power of Attorney, you can control who will make decisions about financial and legal matters for you in case you lose capacity. A Power of Attorney is a legal document used by an individual (the "donor") [...]

10 05, 2014

The New Wills Estates and Succession Act (WESA)

By |2019-05-15T16:36:42-07:00May 10th, 2014|Wills and Estates|

The New Wills Estates and Succession Act (WESA) What is it? The Wills, Estates and Succession Act (WESA) came into force on March 31, 2014. The act provides greater certainty for individuals who put their last wishes into writing and simplifies the process for those responsible for distributing an estate. Among its benefits, the act: [...]