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Passing on the family cottage

Canada - September 29 2020 For many families, a summer or winter home or cottage is one of their most treasured assets. Most cottage owners want the cottage to stay in the…

Dwight D. Dee, M. Elena Hoffstein

British Columbia introduces legislation allowing wills to be created and signed electronically

Canada - June 24 2020 British Columbia introduced legislation on June 22, 2020, to enable courts to accept electronic wills and to permit the remote witnessing of wills…

Electronic witnessing of BC estate planning documents

Canada - May 22 2020 The BC Government has declared a state of emergency as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. During this time, we are encouraged to maintain physical…

Sarah Fitzpatrick

Estate planning during the Coronavirus pandemic: Giving it away

Canada, USA - April 9 2020 Estate planning can be a challenging process in the best of times. No one wants to face the reality of illness or death. The current pandemic forces…

Additional Property Transfer Tax in BC Effective August 2, 2016

Canada - August 2 2016 Effective August 2, 2016, a new tax of 15% of fair market value is payable by "foreign nationals" or "foreign corporations" who acquire "residential…

Sharon A. MacMillan