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Farouk  Jiwa Lawyer

Farouk Jiwa

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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

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

Brian  Yuen Lawyer

Brian Yuen

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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

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)

Ian W. Burroughs Lawyer

Ian W. Burroughs

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Estate, Divorce & Family Law, Wills & Probate, Business Organization, Corporate
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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)

Kit S. Perrick Lawyer

Kit S. Perrick

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Divorce & Family Law, Domestic Violence & Neglect, Civil & Human Rights, Native People, Child Custody

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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604-638-6935

Wesley  Mussio Lawyer

Wesley Mussio

Accident & 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

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

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BENEFICIARY

A person or organization legally entitled to receive benefits through a legal device, such as a will, trust or life insurance policy.

AB TRUST

A trust that allows couples to reduce or avoid estate taxes. Each spouse puts his or her property in an AB trust. When the first spouse dies, his or her half of... (more...)
A trust that allows couples to reduce or avoid estate taxes. Each spouse puts his or her property in an AB trust. When the first spouse dies, his or her half of the property goes to the beneficiaries named in the trust -- commonly, the grown children of the couple -- with the crucial condition that the surviving spouse has the right to use the property for life and is entitled to any income it generates. The surviving spouse may even be allowed to spend principal in certain circumstances. When the surviving spouse dies, the property passes to the trust beneficiaries. It is not considered part of the second spouse's estate for estate tax purposes. Using this kind of trust keeps the second spouse's taxable estate half the size it would be if the property were left directly to the spouse. This type of trust is also known as a bypass or credit shelter trust.

PROBATE COURT

A specialized court or division of a state trial court that considers only cases concerning the distribution of deceased persons' estate. Called 'surrogate cour... (more...)
A specialized court or division of a state trial court that considers only cases concerning the distribution of deceased persons' estate. Called 'surrogate court' in New York and several other states, this court normally examines the authenticity of a will -- or if a person dies intestate, figures out who receives her property under state law. It then oversees a procedure to pay the deceased person's debts and to distribute her assets to the proper inheritors. See probate.

TITLE COMPANY

A company that issues title insurance.

ESTATE PLANNING

The art of continuing to prosper when you're alive, and passing your property to your loved ones with a minimum of fuss and expense after you die. Planning your... (more...)
The art of continuing to prosper when you're alive, and passing your property to your loved ones with a minimum of fuss and expense after you die. Planning your estate may involve making a will, living trust, healthcare directives, durable power of attorney for finances or other documents.

HEIR AT LAW

A person entitled to inherit property under intestate succession laws.

HOLOGRAPHIC WILL

A will that is completely handwritten, dated and signed by the person making it. Holographic wills are generally not witnessed. Although it's legal in many stat... (more...)
A will that is completely handwritten, dated and signed by the person making it. Holographic wills are generally not witnessed. Although it's legal in many states, making a holographic will is never advised except as a last resort.

IRREVOCABLE TRUST

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

CREDIT SHELTER TRUST

See AB trust.