Richmond Estate Lawyer, British Columbia


Marie-Louise  Fast Lawyer

Marie-Louise Fast

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Estate
Let us take the stress out of dealing with your loved one's estate

Marie-Louise Fast has spent her life in the Vancouver area, and understands first-hand the dynamic growth and transformation the region has experience... (more)

Joel D. Zanatta Lawyer

Joel D. Zanatta

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Accident & Injury, Personal Injury

Joel Zanatta, Partner, has practiced personal injury law for 15 years. He began his legal career at a large insurance firm in downtown Vancouver. For ... (more)

Michael J Steven Lawyer

Michael J Steven

VERIFIED
Family Law, Personal Injury, Wrongful Termination

Michael Steven is a senior trial lawyer who has practiced civil litigation since his call to the British Columbia Bar in 1978. Michael practices in th... (more)

Richard A. Fayerman

Divorce & Family Law, Accident & Injury, Condominiums, Collection
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  33 Years

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Zahra H Jimale

Divorce & Family Law, Collaborative Law
Status:  In Good Standing           

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Donald S. Boyle

Tax, Business, Construction, Other Industries
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  38 Years

Robert B Parsonage

Criminal, Personal Injury
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  37 Years

Conrad A Margolis

Employment
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  34 Years

Maurice E. J. Lambert

Real Estate, Commercial Leasing, Dispute Resolution
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  46 Years

Judd Lambert

Real Estate, Commercial Real Estate, Business Organization, Partnerships
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  10 Years

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LEGAL TERMS

TITLE COMPANY

A company that issues title insurance.

ALTERNATE BENEFICIARY

A person, organization or institution that receives property through a will, trust or insurance policy when the first named beneficiary is unable or refuses to ... (more...)
A person, organization or institution that receives property through a will, trust or insurance policy when the first named beneficiary is unable or refuses to take the property. For example, in his will Jake leaves his collection of sheet music to his daughter, Mia, and names the local symphony as alternate beneficiary. When Jake dies, Mia decides that the symphony can make better use of the sheet music than she can, so she refuses (disclaims) the gift, and the manuscripts pass directly to the symphony. In insurance law, the alternate beneficiary, usually the person who receives the insurance proceeds because the initial or primary beneficiary has died, is called the secondary or contingent beneficiary.

FAMILY ALLOWANCE

A certain amount of a deceased person's money to which immediate family members are entitled at the beginning of the probate process. The allowance is meant to ... (more...)
A certain amount of a deceased person's money to which immediate family members are entitled at the beginning of the probate process. The allowance is meant to help support the surviving spouse and children during the time it takes to probate the estate. The amount is determined by state law and varies greatly from state to state.

SPENDTHRIFT TRUST

A trust created for a beneficiary the grantor considers irresponsible about money. The trustee keeps control of the trust income, doling out money to the benefi... (more...)
A trust created for a beneficiary the grantor considers irresponsible about money. The trustee keeps control of the trust income, doling out money to the beneficiary as needed, and sometimes paying third parties (creditors, for example) on the beneficiary's behalf, bypassing the beneficiary completely. Spendthrift trusts typically contain a provision prohibiting creditors from seizing the trust fund to satisfy the beneficiary's debts. These trusts are legal in most states, even though creditors hate them.

MINERAL RIGHTS

An ownership interest in the minerals contained in a particular parcel of land, with or without ownership of the surface of the land. The owner of mineral right... (more...)
An ownership interest in the minerals contained in a particular parcel of land, with or without ownership of the surface of the land. The owner of mineral rights is usually entitled to either take the minerals from the land himself or receive a royalty from the party that actually extracts the minerals.

ADEMPTION

The failure of a bequest of property in a will. The gift fails (is 'adeemed') because the person who made the will no longer owns the property when he or she di... (more...)
The failure of a bequest of property in a will. The gift fails (is 'adeemed') because the person who made the will no longer owns the property when he or she dies. Often this happens because the property has been sold, destroyed or given away to someone other than the beneficiary named in the will. A bequest may also be adeemed when the will maker, while still living, gives the property to the intended beneficiary (called 'ademption by satisfaction'). When a bequest is adeemed, the beneficiary named in the will is out of luck; he or she doesn't get cash or a different item of property to replace the one that was described in the will. For example, Mark writes in his will, 'I leave to Rob the family vehicle,' but then trades in his car in for a jet ski. When Mark dies, Rob will receive nothing. Frustrated beneficiaries may challenge an ademption in court, especially if the property was not clearly identified in the first place.

TRUSTEE POWERS

The provisions in a trust document defining what the trustee may and may not do.

INCOMPETENCE

The inability, as determined by a court, to handle one's own personal or financial affairs. A court may declare that a person is incompetent after a hearing at ... (more...)
The inability, as determined by a court, to handle one's own personal or financial affairs. A court may declare that a person is incompetent after a hearing at which the person is present and/or represented by an attorney. A finding of incompetence may lead to the appointment of a conservator to manage the person's affairs. Also known as 'incompetency.'

HEIR APPARENT

One who expects to be receive property from the estate of a family member, as long as she outlives that person.