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experienced Wills & Estates Lawyers on Your Side

Our experienced wills and estates lawyers in Vancouver can provide you with valuable advice and support to help you navigate your legal affairs. We are committed to providing our clients with the highest level of service and will work closely with you to ensure that your legal matters are handled efficiently and effectively. Our team of estate lawyers have extensive knowledge and experience in estate planning, including drafting valid wills, powers of attorney, representation agreement, advance directive and probate administration.

We understand that the process of making a will is an important one and requires close attention to detail. We will take the time to get to know you as an individual so that we can best advise you on how to plan for the future. We are also available to assist you in navigating the probate process if needed, ensuring that your wishes are carried out according to law.

Our Vancouver estate lawyers have a wealth of experience and knowledge when it comes to estate planning and can help you craft an effective plan for the future that takes into account all of your needs and objectives. Whether you are just starting out or need assistance in revising an existing estate plan, our team is here to help. We strive to provide our clients with clear advice on how best to protect their assets, while also helping them understand their rights under the law.

At Northam Law, we take pride in providing quality legal services that are tailored to meet each client’s individual needs. Contact us today to find out how our wills and estates lawyers can help you. We look forward to hearing from you!


What is Probate

Probate is the court-supervised process of administering an estate. In British Columbia, probate involves proving in court that a will is valid, confirming an executor or appointing administrator to manage the estate’s assets and liabilities, collecting the deceased person’s assets, paying any creditors or taxes owed (if necessary), and distributing the remaining assets to the beneficiaries named in the will. The executor/administrator is responsible for ensuring that all of these steps are followed, as well as filing court documents and providing notice to parties who may be interested in the estate’s proceedings. Probate can sometimes take several months or years to complete, depending on its complexity.

Reach out to one of our Vancouver probate lawyers to see how we can help you!

what is a power of attorney?

A Power of Attorney (POA) is a legal document that allows one person to give another person the authority to act on their behalf in matters such as financial or legal decisions. The individual giving the authority is called the “donor”, and the individual receiving the authority is called the “attorney-in-fact”. The attorney-in-fact is legally obligated to act in accordance with instructions from the donor, or in their best interests if none are given. Powers of Attorney can be either general, granting broad authority over all matters specified by the principal; enduring, which will allow your attorney-in-fact to continue making decisions on your behalf even if you become mentally incapable;.or limited, granting only specific powers in a single area of decision-making. A Power of Attorney can be revoked at any time by the principal as long as they are mentally competent to do so.

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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.

northam law corporation

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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