Entries by Lisa Collins

Key Changes in WESA: Part 2

by Lisa Collins | April 2, 2014

Earlier this week, we introduced the recent enactment of the Wills, Estates and Succession Act (WESA) in BC. Over our next few blog posts, we will highlight some of the key changes you should be aware of, and how they might affect your estate planning moving forward.

The Introduction of WESA: Part 1

by Lisa Collins  |  March 31, 2014 Effective today, BC is making sweeping changes to its legislation on Wills and estates with the enactment of the Wills, Estates and Succession Act (WESA). WESA repeals and consolidates a number of Acts while making significant changes. You may be wondering whether you need to amend your existing […]

Lending Money to Family

by Lisa Collins  |  November 8, 2013  Some would say it is never a good idea to do business with family.  But that is just what a loan to a family member  is.  The problem is, it is usually not seen as a business transaction (by at least one of the parties).   Because of the […]

The ‘Real’ Power of a Power of Attorney

by Lisa Collins  |  May 26, 2013 An important question for attorneys under a Power of Attorney is how far their power and authority goes when acting for a person who has become incompetent.  Even though the Power of Attorney document may say that the person appointed can “do on my behalf anything I can […]