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Who Can Challenge My Will?
In British Columbia, the Wills and Estates Succession Act (WESA) states that everyone must make “adequate provision” in their will for their spouse(s), married or common law, and children of any age (biological or adopted). Therefore, these are the only groups of people who are able to challenge your will. If any of these individuals […]
February 11, 2020
Five Things To Know Before Signing A Commercial Lease
Vancouver is home to one of the largest and most diverse business markets in the Western World. With a thriving culture of startups, multi-national corporations, and everything in between, there’s no shortage of hustle and bustle to be found on the streets. Combined with a competitive real estate market and heavy demand for space, finding […]
February 3, 2020
BC’s Updated Speculation Tax Guidelines For 2020: What To Expect
If you’re a homeowner within the Vancouver metropolitan region, you’re likely already familiar with both the Empty Homes Tax (applicable only to Vancouver) as well as BC’s Speculation and Vacancy Tax (Province-wide), both designed to offset some of the strain placed on the housing market by foreign investors and those who own property within the […]
February 3, 2020
Five Common Legal Mistakes Startups Make
Creating a new startup is one of the most exciting experiences any entrepreneur can undertake. Whether you’re new to the game and excited to share your idea with the world or a seasoned business person, you’ve no doubt realized that navigating the shifting legal framework for new entities is tricky. With one of the highest […]
January 27, 2020
Probate: What You Need To Know
Are you beginning to plan for the future and feeling a little overwhelmed where wills and probate are concerned? You’re not alone! Whether you’re preparing to welcome a new addition to the family, have recently acquired significant assets, or need to accommodate sudden changes, preparing for the future can often feel daunting. Thankfully, with the […]
January 27, 2020
Do Dual Wills Help You Save On Probate Fees?
Estate planning and administration fees can often feel like a frustrating process for individuals, especially without the help of an experienced legal team. Staying on top of updating your will is a vital part of asset management, as well as ensuring those you love are taken care of in the event of your passing. For […]
January 21, 2020
Top 3 Reasons to Get Your Estate Planning Done Now
Estate planning is something that is frequently put off—sometimes for too long. Ensuring your will and estate have been planned and executed is paramount to easing the stress of your loved ones in the case of your death or incapacity. We have put together the top three reasons to prioritize getting your will done: Gain […]
January 17, 2020
How To Find The Best Lawyer For Your Needs
Choosing a legal team to partner with is one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make. From protecting your personal assets and those you love most to helping you build your business, or provide you that timely quick tip when things are uncertain, the right lawyer will be ready to act as your advocate […]
January 14, 2020
Estate Planning: The First New Year’s Resolution to Check Off Your List
We are more than a week into 2020, and along with all the resolutions we make and forget to put into action, getting your Will done is not something that should be put off. To help cross preparing your Will off your list of resolutions, we have put together a short guide answering some of […]
January 10, 2020
What Does It Mean To Have A Legal Team You Can Count On?
At Paperclip Law, we know just how fast today’s business world moves. With new advancements and developments reaching the market every single day, staying on top of your field, as well as the latest legal requirements, can be a challenge for business owners and entrepreneurs. Paperclip Law is here to support you through every aspect […]
October 28, 2019