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Nurturing Love Beyond a Lifetime: A Valentine’s Day Guide to Estate Planning for Couples

Love is a journey that transcends time, and while Valentine’s Day celebrates the present, thoughtful gestures today can resonate into the future. One such gesture is estate planning for couples – a commitment to securing your shared legacy and ensuring the well-being of your loved ones. As you exchange tokens of affection this Valentine’s Day, […]

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Crafting Your Legacy: A Comprehensive Guide to Making Wills and the Importance of Legal Guidance

In the intricate tapestry of life, the importance of crafting a will cannot be overstated. A will is more than a legal document; it is a testament to your wishes, ensuring that your legacy is honored, and your loved ones are provided for. In this comprehensive guide, we delve into the significance of making wills,

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Preserving Your Digital Legacy: Digital Assets in Estate Planning

As technology continues to advance, the concept of assets has expanded beyond physical possessions to include digital assets. From online accounts to cryptocurrencies, these digital assets hold significant value and need to be considered in the estate planning process. This article explores the importance of including digital assets in estate planning, the challenges they present,

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What Happens When You Die Without a Will: Navigating Intestacy

Planning for the future is essential, and one crucial aspect is creating a will. However, many individuals overlook this important task, leaving their estate’s distribution uncertain upon their death. This article explores the implications of dying without a will in British Columbia, Canada, and sheds light on the intestacy laws that govern the distribution of

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Navigating the Complexities: Issues Concerning Multiple Wills in British Columbia

Estate planning involves making important decisions about the distribution of assets after one’s passing. In British Columbia, multiple wills have become an increasingly popular estate planning tool. While they offer certain advantages, they also present unique challenges and potential pitfalls. This article explores the issues concerning multiple wills in British Columbia and provides insights into

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Proposed New Tax Reporting Requirements for Bare Trusts in Canada

In a recent move towards enhancing transparency and strengthening tax compliance, the Government of Canada has proposed significant amendments to the Income Tax Act (ITA). Central to these proposed changes are new tax reporting requirements for certain trusts, specifically bare trusts. Understanding Bare Trusts To appreciate these changes, one must first understand what a bare

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What Happens to Your Social Media Accounts When You Die: A Guide

The digital age has brought about a new concern: what happens to our social media accounts when we pass away? While it might not be something we think about often, it’s essential to understand how different platforms handle deceased users’ accounts and how we can prepare for the inevitable. In this article, we’ll explore the

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Melissa has 8+ years of combined Commercial, Business and Contract Law experience as In-House Counsel in manufacturing, health, real estate development, and broadcast communication industries. She is instrumental in developing strategies to minimize legal risk and ensure regulatory compliance.

She has 6+ years of Human Resources Management experience and a Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) designation. Her practice includes Family Law, Civil Litigation, Wills & Estates and Real Estate & Conveyancing.

For fun, she visits ancient sites and ruins and belts out popular Broadway tunes.

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Northam Law is a boutique law firm offering advisory services in Real Estate Law and Conveyancing, Business Law, and Human Resources. Our practice areas also include Wills & Estates and Family Law. Notarization services are also available.

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