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Deciding who will watch your young children if neither you nor your spouse are alive is very important. If there is no written appointment, a person will have to apply to court to be appointed as your child guardian which means unnecessary delay, uncertainty and expense. Make a plan now and put it in writing to make matters simpler for your children and their caregivers. ...

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3 weeks ago

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Multiple wills is a planning technique used to minimize the probate fees payable upon death. With probate fees in BC of about 1.4% on the fair market value of estate assets, this can be an effective strategy for high net-worth individuals. The idea is to execute two wills, one for assets that may require probate (such as real property and accounts that will not be released by banks with probate) and one for assets that typically do not require probate (such as personal items, privately-held corporate shares and family loans). This is a probate fee minimization strategy worth considering. ...

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2 months ago

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The Canada Revenue Agency transfers approximately 600,000 bank account records to the US authorities every year. The IRS has received information on over 1.6 million Canadian bank accounts under the US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act. Many of the account holders are not necessarily subject to US taxes. ...

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9 months ago

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Are our kids taking longer to grow up than in past Generations? As times continue to change, children seem to be entering the workforce later, living with parents longer and deciding whether to marry and form families later in life. You may decide these considerations may delay the age at which an inheritance is received. ...

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10 months ago

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A digital will is not a simple way to express your testamentary intentions without the cost of hiring a lawyer. A will must be in writing, signed by the will-maker and witnessed by at least 2 witnesses. While courts in BC have the power to admit an "informal will", proving a digital document as a will is difficult, stressful, time consuming and costly. A professionally prepared estate plan should be carefully considered. ...

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11 months ago

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Planning for a long future is key. Over the last decade, life expectancy in our country for those who reach 65 has increased by 2 years so men can expect to live to 84 and women can expect to live to 87. Half of people aged 20 today are expected to live to the age of 90 and 10% to the age 100. ...

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12 months ago

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The charity and non-profit sector is an essential part of society. The sector permits and channels the gesture of giving to the betterment of society. Will charitable and non-profit giving be a part of your estate plan? ...

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1 years ago

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June 15th was designated World Elder Abuse Awareness Day by the United Nations in 2011. Elder abuse can take many forms, including psychological, financial, emotional and physical abuse as well as a denial of rights. According to the UN, in 2017, 1 in 6 older persons were subjected to abuse. Let us all do our part to raise awareness and stress the need for prevention and community involvement in combatting elder abuse. Proudly wear your purple ribbon. ...

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1 years ago

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Great news for Manitoba! The Manitoba government has made good on its pledge to repeal probate charges in that province. As of July 1st 2020, probate fees will no longer be applicable in Manitoba. In addition, charges on the deceased's estate as well as various court service fees will be removed. BC still remains one of the provinces in Canada with the highest probate fees, about 1.4% of the estate value. ...

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1 years ago

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Today we are in the middle of Seniors' Week, held during the first week of June in B.C., where we celebrate the over 1 million people in BC who are over the age of 65. Despite the difficulties faced due to COVID-19, let us celebrate the diversity of our seniors and the contributions which they make the betterment of our community. Today, make a point of reaching out to a senior and recognizing them for who they are and what they do. ...

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1 years ago

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Alzheimers Disease International estimates that someone is diagnosed with dementia every 3 seconds worldwide. Dementia describes a range of progressive neurological diseases of the brain including Alzheimers which is one of the most common. Do you have an up to date power of attorney in place? Avery Law is here if you need help or more information. ...

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1 years ago

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Meet Denese Espeut-Post, the owner of Avery Law. Her primary areas of practice include elder law and estate planning. She is a certified trust and estate practitioner with STEP and was awarded the highest mark in Canada for the Wills, Trust and Administration course when earning her designation. We look forward to working with you! ...

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1 years ago

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Welcome to the Avery Law Office page. Avery Law is a boutique law firm with offices in the BC interior focussing on elder law and estate and personal planning. Like our page and follow us to keep up on legal tips and tidbits, events and our services. ...

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