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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

Ian W. Burroughs Lawyer

Ian W. Burroughs

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Estate, Real Estate, Wills & Probate
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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)

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

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)

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)

Michael  Mines Lawyer

Michael Mines

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Criminal, Motor Vehicle

Michael Mines was born in Vancouver and grew up in the West End and Kitsilano. He was educated at the University of British Columbia, obtaining a Bach... (more)

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800-906-4350

Sunita  Syal Lawyer

Sunita Syal

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Lawsuit & Dispute, Landlord-Tenant, Commercial Leasing, Collection, Contract

Sunita Syal was called to the Bar in British Columbia in 2017 and has an interest in corporate law, commercial real estate, and litigation. Sunita’s... (more)

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604-638-5954

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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604-638-6935

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LEGAL TERMS

PROPERTY CONTROL TRUST

Any trust that imposes limits or controls over the rights of trust beneficiaries. These trusts include (1) special needs trusts designed to assist people who ha... (more...)
Any trust that imposes limits or controls over the rights of trust beneficiaries. These trusts include (1) special needs trusts designed to assist people who have special physical, emotional or other requirements, (2) spendthrift trusts designed to prevent a beneficiary from wasting the trust principal; and (3) sprinkling trusts that allow the trustee to decide how to distribute trust income or principal among the beneficiaries.

DISCHARGE (OF PROBATE ADMINISTRATOR)

A court order releasing the administrator or executor from any further duties connected with the probate of an estate. This typically occurs when the duties hav... (more...)
A court order releasing the administrator or executor from any further duties connected with the probate of an estate. This typically occurs when the duties have been completed but may happen sooner if the executor or administrator wishes to withdraw or is dismissed.

HEIR AT LAW

A person entitled to inherit property under intestate succession laws.

IRREVOCABLE TRUST

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

BYPASS TRUST

A trust designed to lessen a family's overall estate tax liability. An AB trust is the most popular kind of bypass trust.

CONTINGENT BENEFICIARY

1) An alternate beneficiary named in a will, trust or other document. 2) Any person entitled to property under a will if one or more prior conditions are satisf... (more...)
1) An alternate beneficiary named in a will, trust or other document. 2) Any person entitled to property under a will if one or more prior conditions are satisfied. For example, if Fred is entitled to take property under a will only if he's married at the time of the will maker's death, Fred is a contingent beneficiary. Similarly, if Ellen is named to receive a house only in the event her mother, who has been named to live in the house, moves out of it, Ellen is a contingent beneficiary.

GRANTOR RETAINED INCOME TRUST

Irrevocable trusts designed to save on estate tax. There are several kinds; with all of them, you keep income from trust property, or use of that property, for ... (more...)
Irrevocable trusts designed to save on estate tax. There are several kinds; with all of them, you keep income from trust property, or use of that property, for a period of years. When the trust ends, the property goes to the final beneficiaries you've named. These trusts are for people who have enough wealth to feel comfortable giving away a substantial hunk of property. They come in three flavors: Grantor-Retained Annuity Trusts (GRATs), Grantor-Retained Unitrusts (GRUTs) and Grantor-Retained Income Trusts (GRITs).

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.

TRUST DEED

The most common method of financing real estate purchases in California (most other states use mortgages). The trust deed transfers the title to the property to... (more...)
The most common method of financing real estate purchases in California (most other states use mortgages). The trust deed transfers the title to the property to a trustee -- often a title company -- who holds it as security for a loan. When the loan is paid off, the title is transferred to the borrower. The trustee will not become involved in the arrangement unless the borrower defaults on the loan. At that point, the trustee can sell the property and pay the lender from the proceeds.