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Robert S. Fleming Lawyer

Robert S. Fleming

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Business

Robbie was called to the bar in British Columbia in 1991. He began his career as a prosecutor in northern BC before starting his own practice in 1994.... (more)

Kit S. Perrick Lawyer

Kit S. Perrick

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Divorce & Family Law, Accident & Injury, Civil & Human Rights, Native People, Collection

I am a civil rights and personal injury lawyer who is a passionate advocate for the victims/survivors of abuse. I have built my career representing th... (more)

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Marcus M. Sixta Lawyer

Marcus M. Sixta

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Divorce & Family Law

Marcus is the founder of Crossroads Law where he practices family law and fertility law in British Columbia and Alberta. In addition, Marcus is a cert... (more)

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800-955-6920

Matthew  Katsionis Lawyer

Matthew Katsionis

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Divorce & Family Law

Matthew is a litigation lawyer with a primary focus on family law. He can also assist clients with various criminal and civil litigation issues. He st... (more)

Michael J Steven Lawyer

Michael J Steven

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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)

Christopher  Funt Lawyer

Christopher Funt

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Criminal, Tax Litigation, Immigration, Civil Rights, Litigation

Christopher Funt is a lawyer in Vancouver, BC with experience acting for large institutions, governments, businesses, and individuals. He practices Cr... (more)

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800-941-0360

Kevin  Heinrichs Lawyer

Kevin Heinrichs

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Divorce & Family Law

Kevin Heinrichs is a partner in Henderson Heinrichs. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Simon Fraser University in 1988 with a major in Po... (more)

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800-942-9381

Wesley  Mussio Lawyer

Wesley Mussio

Personal Injury, Estate

Since becoming a lawyer in 1991, Wes Mussio has worked almost exclusively in the area of ICBC injury claims. He also handles a variety of other person... (more)

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800-953-6181

Tamara Spasojevic

Prosecution
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  12 Years

Philip Cote

Civil & Human Rights, Criminal, Motor Vehicle, Lawsuit & Dispute, Consumer Rights
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  11 Years

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LEGAL TERMS

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.'

TRUST MERGER

Under a trust, the situation that occurs when the sole trustee and the sole beneficiary are the same person or institution. Then, there's no longer the separati... (more...)
Under a trust, the situation that occurs when the sole trustee and the sole beneficiary are the same person or institution. Then, there's no longer the separation between the trustee's legal ownership of trust property from the beneficiary's interest. The trust 'merges' and ceases to exist.

PROVING A WILL

Convincing a probate court that a document is truly the deceased person's will. Usually this is a simple formality that the executor or administrator easily sat... (more...)
Convincing a probate court that a document is truly the deceased person's will. Usually this is a simple formality that the executor or administrator easily satisfies by showing that the will was signed and dated by the deceased person in front of two or more witnesses. When the will is holographic -- that is, completely handwritten by the deceased and not witnessed, it is still valid in many states if the executor can produce relatives and friends to testify that the handwriting is that of the deceased.

INHERITANCE TAXES

Taxes some states impose on people or organizations who inherit property from a deceased person's estate. The taxes are based on the value of the inherited prop... (more...)
Taxes some states impose on people or organizations who inherit property from a deceased person's estate. The taxes are based on the value of the inherited property.

GENERATION-SKIPPING TRANSFER TAX

A federal tax imposed on money placed in a generation-skipping trust. Currently, there is a $1 million exemption to the GSTT; that is, each person may leave $1 ... (more...)
A federal tax imposed on money placed in a generation-skipping trust. Currently, there is a $1 million exemption to the GSTT; that is, each person may leave $1 million in a generation-skipping trust free of this tax. The GSST is imposed when the middle-generation beneficiaries die and the property is transferred to the third-generation beneficiaries. Every dollar over $1 million is subject to the highest existing estate tax rate--currently 55%--at the time the GSTT tax is applied.

GRANTOR

Someone who creates a trust. Also called a trustor or settlor.

RESIDUARY ESTATE

The property that remains in a deceased person's estate after all specific gifts are made, and all debts, taxes, administrative fees, probate costs, and court c... (more...)
The property that remains in a deceased person's estate after all specific gifts are made, and all debts, taxes, administrative fees, probate costs, and court costs are paid. The residuary estate also includes any gifts under a will that fail or lapse. For example, Connie's will leaves her house and all its furnishings to Andrew, her VW bug to her friend Carl, and the remainder of her property (the residuary estate) to her sister Sara. She doesn't name any alternate beneficiaries. Carl dies before Connie. The VW bug becomes part of the residuary estate and passes to Sara, along with all of Connie's property other than the house and furnishings. Also called the residual estate or residue.

STATUTORY SHARE

The portion of a deceased person's estate that a spouse is entitled to claim under state law. The statutory share is usually one-third or one-half of the deceas... (more...)
The portion of a deceased person's estate that a spouse is entitled to claim under state law. The statutory share is usually one-third or one-half of the deceased spouse's property, but in some states the exact amount of the spouse's share depends on whether or not the couple has young children and, in a few states, on how long the couple was married. In most states, if the deceased spouse left a will, the surviving spouse must choose either what the will provides or the statutory share. Sometimes the statutory share is known by its more arcane legal name, dower and curtesy, or as a forced or elective share.

PROBATE

The court process following a person's death that includes proving the authenticity of the deceased person's will appointing someone to handle the deceased pers... (more...)
The court process following a person's death that includes proving the authenticity of the deceased person's will appointing someone to handle the deceased person's affairs identifying and inventorying the deceased person's property paying debts and taxes identifying heirs, and distributing the deceased person's property according to the will or, if there is no will, according to state law. Formal court-supervised probate is a costly, time-consuming process -- a windfall for lawyers -- which is best avoided if possible.