Surrey Estate Planning Lawyer, British Columbia


Includes: Gift Taxation

Doug  Conolly Lawyer

Doug Conolly

Lawsuit & Dispute, Litigation, Accident & Injury, Real Estate, Car Accident

Partner at McQuarrie Hunter LLP and head of the Commercial Litigation Group. Born and raised in British Columbia with diverse educational and life ... (more)

Sandra M. Jennings Lawyer

Sandra M. Jennings

VERIFIED
Divorce & Family Law, Adoption, Divorce, Alimony & Spousal Support

Sandra has been a family law lawyer for 30 years, with a focus on resolving disputes through negotiation, mediation and collaborative law. Her goal is... (more)

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604-568-9444

Mandy  Badwal Lawyer

Mandy Badwal

VERIFIED
Estate, Business, Real Estate, Business Organization, Wills & Probate

Mandy is an associate lawyer with Jiwa Law Corporation and her practice consists of matters relating to Wills and Estate Planning, Corporate and Comme... (more)

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604-568-9444

Roy  Antunes Lawyer

Roy Antunes

VERIFIED
Accident & Injury, Employment

Roy (Rui) J.R. Antunes has practiced primarily in ICBC and personal injury claims for the last 15 years. If you have been injured in a motor vehicle a... (more)

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604-568-9444

Dale M. Melville Lawyer

Dale M. Melville

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Criminal, Traffic

Dale started his legal career by articling for a busy firm in Victoria, focusing almost exclusively on Criminal Law. After being called to the bar, hi... (more)

Marie-Louise  Fast Lawyer

Marie-Louise Fast

VERIFIED
Estate, Real Estate, Corporate
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)

Farouk  Jiwa Lawyer

Farouk Jiwa

VERIFIED
Accident & Injury, Criminal, Litigation, Traffic, Slip & Fall Accident

Mr. Jiwa has practiced exclusively in personal injury litigation for almost 14 years with a primary emphasis on ICBC Claims. Mr. Jiwa has handled case... (more)

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800-786-1931

Brian  Yuen Lawyer

Brian Yuen

VERIFIED
Accident & Injury, Slip & Fall Accident, Immigration

Brian is a first-generation Canadian whose parents immigrated from Macau and Hong Kong. He was born and raised in Vancouver with a strong internationa... (more)

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604-568-9444

Priti  Gandhi Lawyer

Priti Gandhi

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Accident & Injury, Divorce & Family Law

Priti is an associate lawyer at Jiwa Law Corporation with almost 10 years of legal experience. She completed her articles at a boutique personal injur... (more)

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604-568-9444

Ian W. Burroughs Lawyer

Ian W. Burroughs

VERIFIED
Estate, Real Estate, Wills & Probate
The Right Legal Advice Today, Building For Your Tomorrow.

Ian W. Burroughs is a Partner of the Firm. Ian’s practice consists of three main areas, the first being his Corporate and Commercial Business Practi... (more)

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LEGAL TERMS

FAMILY POT TRUST

See pot trust.

IRREVOCABLE TRUST

A permanent trust. Once you create it, it cannot be revoked, amended or changed in any way.

ESTATE TAXES

Taxes imposed by the state or federal government on property as it passes from the dead to the living. All property you own, whatever the form of ownership, and... (more...)
Taxes imposed by the state or federal government on property as it passes from the dead to the living. All property you own, whatever the form of ownership, and whether or not it goes through probate after your death, is subject to federal estate tax. Currently, however, federal estate tax is due only if your property is worth at least $2 million when you die. The estate tax is scheduled to be repealed for one year, in 2010, but Congress will probably make the repeal (or a very high exempt amount) permanent. Any property left to a surviving spouse (if he or she is a U.S. citizen) or a tax-exempt charity is exempt from federal estate taxes. Many states now also impose their own estate taxes or inheritance taxes.

PREDECEASED SPOUSE

In the law of wills, a spouse who dies before the will maker while still married to him or her.

GRANTOR

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

LETTERS TESTAMENTARY

The document given to an executor by the probate court, authorizing the executor to settle the estate according to either a will or the state's intestate succes... (more...)
The document given to an executor by the probate court, authorizing the executor to settle the estate according to either a will or the state's intestate succession laws.

EXECUTOR

The person named in a will to handle the property of someone who has died. The executor collects the property, pays debts and taxes, and then distributes what's... (more...)
The person named in a will to handle the property of someone who has died. The executor collects the property, pays debts and taxes, and then distributes what's left, as specified in the will. The executor also handles any probate court proceedings and notifies people and organizations of the death. Also called personal representatives.

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.

ANCILLARY PROBATE

A probate proceeding conducted in a different state from the one the deceased person resided in at the time of death. Usually, ancillary probate proceedings are... (more...)
A probate proceeding conducted in a different state from the one the deceased person resided in at the time of death. Usually, ancillary probate proceedings are necessary if the deceased person owned real estate in another state.